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The Tradition Continues at the Slotin Folk Art Auction

The Slotin Folk Art Auction, a semi-annual brick and click art auction hosted at the historic Buford Hall in the Atlanta suburbs, took place this past weekend, April 30-May 1. During the auction an estimated 70 lots moved per hour with a total of 1148 lots in the auction. The fair has been a linchpin […]

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Defining a King of Lesser of Lands

The Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York has organized a solo exhibition comprising photographs, sculptures, paintings and poetry by the self-taught American artist Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910 – 1983), titled King of Lesser Lands (March 24th – May 8th 2016). Von Bruenchenhein’s ethereal body of both formalist and semi-abstract works were posthumously discovered but he—unlike […]

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Drawing Circles: Hiroyuki Doi Wants You to Know That You Can Make Art

Hiroyuki Doi’s first drawing workshop in the United States is held in the Folk Art Museum’s Collections and Education Center, on a narrow industrial street in Long Island City, Queens. On my way, I realize why Suzanne de Vegh, the museum’s Director of Public Programs, insisted on giving me directions. The street is dominated by […]

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A Conversation with Libby Werbel Director, PMOMA

Since its inception approximately three years ago, the Portland Museum of Modern Art (PMOMA) has been a dynamic presence in Portland’s art scene. Founded by Portland, Oregon native Libby Werbel, PMOMA is nestled in a space fashioned from a storage area in the basement of Portland’s Mississippi Records. “My relationship to them [Mississippi Records] is […]


More than a Mortal Man: The Bowie that Inspired Art

“I’m closer to the Golden Dawn Immersed in Crowley’s uniform I’m not a prophet or a stone ageman Just a mortal with potential of a superman” – David Bowie, “Quicksand” The last image the world sees of David Bowie he’s clinging, black-button-eyed, to his sheets watching a sinister-looking version of himself creep back into a […]


Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views about Art

During a recent exhibition at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA, several artists, scholars, and educators gathered to discuss the role of biography and the value of art education in understanding and facilitating the creation of art. The exhibition, “Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views about Art,” featured the works of a […]


Masonic and Odd Fellow Exhibition: Esoteric Secret Societies in America

The first exhibition to comprehensively profile the art created by Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities during the late eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries aims to deconstruct the arcane significance of the esoteric aspects of their practice. Titled “Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellow Folk Art from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection,” on view at […]

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Liberation through Expression: Making History for Outsider Art at Christie’s

On a cold January morning, William Edmondson’s “Boxer” stood with arms cocked and stance readied in a glass vitrine inside Christie’s New York salesroom at Rockefeller Plaza. Though dwarfed by the outsized auctioneer’s podium looming behind it, the limestone figure still coolly commanded attention. “Boxer” was the anticipated headliner of Christie’s Liberation through Expression sale, […]

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Finding Warmth and Feeling at the Outsider Art Fair

The Outsider Art Fair has arrived, and some of the best that the field has to offer is currently on display in the Metropolitan Pavilion. This annual convention of exhibitors of outsider and folk art has existed for over two decades. In recent years, however, it has grown exponentially. Since its acquisition in 2012 by […]


Beautiful Minds in Rockland County

“Beautiful Minds – Pure Vision”, an exhibition of art produced at the Pure Vision Arts Studio (PVA) is on display through January 24, 2016 at the Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA). This exhibition brings together two arts organizations, PVA and RoCA. PVA was founded in 2002 by The Shield Institute, a non-profit organization, providing […]