NEW YORK (AP) – In this winter of hunkering down at home, there’s a trend that’s just right for the times: quilts as decor and as art. An artistic quilt might be displayed prominently on a wall, thrown over a couch, or just folded and hung from the rungs of a ladder. (Or you could cozy up with it.) “Quilts bring warmth, depth and texture to any room,” says Suzy Williams, a quilter and graphic designer in Oak Park, Illinois. She offers tutorials and patterns for quilt-making on her website, Suzy Quilts.
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NEW YORK – On Thursday, January 20, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Americana, Folk Art and Outsider Art. It features more than 600 lots, curated with care, as always, by Clifford Wallach, a noted expert on tramp art, folk art and Americana. Selections include a pair of circa-1770 Dutch delft tobacco jars; an 18th-century New Hampshire School Chippendale cherrywood chest; a pair of mid-18th-century English brass candlesticks; a range of quilts, led by a circa-1850s princess feather quilt with a swag border; paintings and engravings; trade signs; daguerreotypes; an early 16th century alms dish, its bowl decorated with the image of an angel; folk art wood carvings; antique toys, many by Hubley; a Black Forest bear carving that functions as a whip holder; a circa-1900 tramp art box decorated with doves, hearts and horseshoes; needlework samplers, including an 1826 example from Philadelphia; alabaster stone fruits; an articulated felt rabbit doll; and an Art Nouveau Bohemian glass bowl decorated with cobalt and silver overlay. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – America’s renowned filmmaker and documentarian Ken Burns – yes, that Ken Burns – reveals a more personal side of his storytelling talents in Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection. On view at the Upcountry History Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, the exhibit opened in October 2021 and closes on January 30.
NEW YORK – On Thursday, November 18, starting at 6pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Americana Quilts & Textiles. The 160-lot auction offers a wide array of traditional and intricately patterned quilts and textiles, among them a circa-1910s patriotic quilt in red, white and blue; an antique indigo blue and white Delectable Mountains quilt; a circa 1920s-1930s blue and white Drunkard’s Path pattern quilt; a circa-1880s or -1890s cotton Mennonite strip stars quilt; an antique red and white Princess Feather quilt; a circa-1915-1920 Ohio Amish Friendship Quilt; as well as needlework, rugs and carpets, cloth dolls, antique garments, and even a silk Victorian top hat made in France. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – On Thursday, November 11, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct an auction titled New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana. Choices include an early 18th-century Huguenot brass wine cooler; a circa-1850s red and green coxcomb quilt; a circa-1770 mahogany Rhode Island side chair with open work splat and stop fluted legs; a late 17th-century London delft octagonal plate depicting William and Mary; a pair of horse head cast iron finials; and an 1828 needlework sampler from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The 292 lots in the sale are, as always, curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert on tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – On Thursday, September 30, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Quilts, Gee’s Bend & Textiles with Shelly Zegart, an acclaimed quilt curator, expert and author. The 163-lot sale features many works by African American textile artists, among them the quilters of Gee’s Bend, a hamlet in Alabama known for its exquisite textiles. Also co-curating the sale is Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – On Thursday, September 23, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will offer a sale of Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art. As always, its 337 lots are curated by the stalwart Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – A woman’s work is never done, and rarely receives the appreciation it is due. Even when the name of the artist is lost to history, antique American textiles – be they quilts or samplers or something else entirely – are almost always the product of the labor of women or girls. Hundreds of hours of toil, guided by who knows how many months and years’ worth of practice, shape and define the finished piece.
On August 26, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale of Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art. Once again, it is curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Visitors to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, one of the two expanded Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia, will experience two new textile exhibitions in summer 2021: The Art of the Quilter opened on July 3 in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Gallery, and Navajo Weavings: Adapting Tradition will open in the Mary B. and William Lehman Guyton Gallery in early August. These exhibitions are certain to be popular with museum goers as exhibitions displaying Colonial Williamsburg’s renowned quilt collection have always been favorites of Art Museums guests, and Navajo Weavings: Tradition and Trade, the first exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg on loan from the collection of American folk art enthusiasts Pat and Rex Lucke, has been embraced by visitors since it opened in 2018.
NEW YORK – The realms of Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art covers a startlingly wide range of objects and artifacts. Source materials range from silver, ceramics, cloth, glass, brass, iron, cardboard, wood, tin, paper, and stone. Items that can qualify include board games, trade signs, wind-up toys, fireplace tools, paintings, prints, drawings, carvings, pitchers, plates, paperweights, carnival targets, alphabet blocks, coverlets, candlesticks, vases, plates, flags, trophies, tankards, canes, and frames, to name just a scant few.