Tag Archive for: Howard Finster

Peter Max hand-painted vase from 1961, estimated at $1,000-$2,000

Potter & Potter presents its first Fine and Outsider Art sale, Dec. 1

Peter Max hand-painted vase from 1961, estimated at $1,000-$2,000

Peter Max vase from 1961, estimated at $1,000-$2,000

CHICAGO  – Potter & Potter Auctions will hold its first Fine & Outsider Art Sale on Thursday, December 1, starting at 10 am Central time. The 365-lot sale will feature works by Dali, Picasso, Chagall and their contemporaries, as well as an array of Outsider art by Howard Finster, Mose Tolliver and Purvis Young. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Minnie Evans, ‘Angelic Woman with Pegasus,’ estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Discoveries await at Slotin’s Self-Taught Art Masterpiece sale, Nov. 12-13

Minnie Evans, ‘Angelic Woman with Pegasus,’ estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Minnie Evans, ‘Angelic Woman with Pegasus,’ estimated at $15,000-$20,000

BUFORD, Ga. – Slotin Folk Art Auction’s Fall Self-Taught Art Masterpiece Sale presents a wide-ranging exploration of the folk art field from its early days up to today. The 856-lot auction will be held on Saturday, November 12, and Sunday, November 13. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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1976 Maurice Sendak illustration for a Rolling Stone cover, estimated at $120,000-$180,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Sendak, Rothko, Finster and other greats appear at Heritage, Nov. 4

1976 Maurice Sendak illustration for a Rolling Stone cover, estimated at $120,000-$180,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

1976 Maurice Sendak illustration for a Rolling Stone cover, estimated at $120,000-$180,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Works by Maurice Sendak, Mark Rothko, Maynard Dixon, Thomas Moran and the self-taught artist Howard Finster all appear in Heritage Auctions‘ much-anticipated American Art Signature® Auction, scheduled for Friday, November 4. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Howard Finster was renowned for his wood cutouts, such as this 1989 example titled ‘The Angel Of The Lord,’ which earned $26,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2021. Image courtesy of Slotin Folk Art and LiveAuctioneers.

Howard Finster: a preacher whose other calling was folk art

Howard Finster was renowned for his wood cutouts, such as this 1989 example titled ‘The Angel Of The Lord,’ which earned $26,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2021. Image courtesy of Slotin Folk Art and LiveAuctioneers.

Howard Finster was renowned for his wood cutouts, such as this 1989 example titled ‘The Angel Of The Lord,’ which earned $26,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2021. Image courtesy of Slotin Folk Art and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Howard Finster (1916-2001) is known to most as an important self-taught artist, but he likely would have said his most important job, out of the many different trades he pursued, was as a Baptist preacher in the South. His twin callings of art and faith became forever intermingled.

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Artemis Gallery to auction exceptional antiquities, cultural & fine art, March 24

Rare Ancient Egyptian Pre-Dynastic (Naqada II to Naqada III, circa 3500-3000 BCE) terracotta canoe-form boat model with pinched keel, 19in long. Published in 1909 reference ‘The Light of Egypt,’ by Robert de Rustafjaell, who found the relic at Gebelein, 17 miles from Luxor. Extensive provenance, including Sotheby’s London, January 20-24, 1913. Estimate $40,000-$50,000

BOULDER, Colo. – Discerning collectors of cultural art always look forward to Artemis Gallery’s auctions produced under the “Exceptional Antiquities” banner. That particular series of sales represents the finest ancient, ethnographic and fine art consignments entrusted to the renowned Artemis team for expert vetting, marketing and sale. The next Exceptional Auction is slated for Thursday, March 24, and as always, each item will convey to its new owner with an Artemis Gallery Certificate of Authenticity.

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Clementine Hunter, ‘Uncle in the Flower Garden,’ which sold for a hammer price of $16,500

Finster, Ramirez, Hunter drive prices upward at Slotin self-taught art auction

Clementine Hunter, ‘Uncle in the Flower Garden,’ which sold for a hammer price of $16,500

Clementine Hunter, ‘Uncle Tom & Eliza in the Flower Garden,’ which sold for $20,625

BUFORD, Ga. – Two big names in the world of self-taught art, Martin Ramirez and Howard Finster, brought the biggest results in Slotin Folk Art Auction‘s Spring Self-Taught Art Masterpiece Sale on April 24. Overall, the sale was a barn-burner, with total revenues of $1.36 million, marking it as one of the auction house’s most successful sales in its nearly three decades of operation, approaching the $1.48 million record from November 2020’s Fall edition of the Self-Taught Masterpiece series.

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Howard Finster angel could fly high at Slotin auction, April 24

‘Angel of the Lord’ a 1989 wooden cutout by Howard Finster

‘Angel of the Lord,’ a 1989 wooden cutout by Howard Finster

BUFORD, Ga.– Slotin Folk Art Auction will hold its Spring Self-Taught Art Masterpiece Sale on April 24. Co-owner Steve Slotin has scoured the country, but especially the Southeast, for the classic pieces to comprise the sale of more than 400 lots. “The spring sale is going to be an almost encyclopedia of folk art, and I think everyone will enjoy it,” Slotin said. “It’s the only place in the county where you can find the breadth of self-taught, outsider, folk art in one location.” Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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