Auction: Fine, Folk & Self-Taught Art, October 12, 2015, 10am est

Fine, Folk & Self-Taught Art
Live Auction: Monday, October 12, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: October 10-11, 11am-5pm
Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on

Browse the Virtual Print Catalog

Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Material Culture continues its commitment to an appreciation of art across all categories, unified in its upcoming auction, “Fine, Folk & Self-Taught Art,” on October 12, 2015. A great diversity of style, media, time period, and culture are shown in the more than 700 lots, drawn from regional, national and international estates and private collections. Paintings, drawings, and prints from fine and self-taught artists are augmented by photography, sculpture, and collections of Haitian Vodou flags, Mexican masks, and Japanese prints.

Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of many designated items in the auction will go to benefit the Sterling Strauser Gallery of East Stroudsburg University. Sterling Strauser (1907-1995), alternatingly an impressionist, expressionist and modernist, painted the surroundings of his native Poconos region, his style at once progressing with the century and remaining inalterably his own. Strauser is important not only as an immensely prolific artist himself, but as a champion of other artists. A group that became known […]

September 28th, 2015|Auctions|

THE GREAT SUMMER HAREM TENT PARTY! Labor Day Weekend: Saturday, Sept. 5, 6pm-Midnight

Labor Day Weekend: Saturday, Sept. 5, 6pm-Midnight

Join Us to Rock the Casbah!
Great Music, Inspired Dancing, Exotic Decor,
Delicious Middle Eastern Mezze, Aromatic Hookah!
Live Middle Eastern Music: Joe Tayoun & Friends
Burlesque: Sophie Sucre
Guest DJ: Shawn Hennessey
Chef: Aliza Green
Tickets Include Baba Olga’s Delicious Middle Eastern Mezze!
Food Service 6pm-9pm
Reservations Required
Free Convenient Parking”
Please Note: We have changed the way we handle our ticketing to ensure there is enough food for all our guests! Since all food is prepared from scratch on the premises, we need to plan accordingly. All tickets for this event must be purchased online and placed by September 3.
Baba Olga’s Harem Party Menu, Saturday, September 5, 2015, 6pm-9pm

Hummus with chipotle chile
Balkan ayvar (roasted eggplant, pepper and garlic spread)
Moroccan spiced carrot salad
Marinated olives
Bulgarian feta with sumac
Sliced cucumbers
Grilled multigrain pita with za’atar

Grilled marinated artichoke hearts
Marinated roasted peppers
Sicilian eggplant caponata (sweet & sour eggplant with capers)
Caprese Salad: local heirloom tomatoes, basil, fior di latte mozzarella
Rosemary-Garlic Crostini

Assorted homemade cookies & biscotti
Seasonal Fruit Macedonia with Spearmint

Jamaican Hibiscus Mint Ice Tea
Complementary Sangria, free of charge

August 17th, 2015|Café|

Material Culture Seeks Consignments to Benefit the Sterling Strauser Gallery at ESU

Seeking Auction Consignments to Benefit
The Sterling Strauser Gallery
at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Fine, Folk and Self-Taught Art
Live Auction: Monday, October 12, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: October 10-11, 11am-5pm
Consignments accepted until September 4
Please let us know if you are interested in supporting The Sterling Strauser Gallery by allocating a portion of your auction proceeds. The Gallery’s fundraising is facilitated through the ESU Foundation, an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the University with the sole mission of administering gifts and donations that promote the growth, progress and general welfare of ESU and its students.

Please Note: Material Culture is offering its services free of any Seller’s Commission to consignor’s who choose to donate at least 20% of their auction proceeds to benefit The Sterling Strauser Gallery. All a consignor needs to do is indicate what percentage (minimum 20%) of auction proceeds (hammer price) they wish to donate.

Also, consignments do not have to be limited to art or the October 4, 2015 art auction. Material Culture is happy to consider consignments of other auction-worthy items to benefit The Sterling Strauser Gallery, including Antiques, Asian Arts, Fine Art, Folk Art, Ethnographic Arts, Decorative Arts, Modern Design, Couture, Jewelry, Timepieces, Silver, Objets de Vertu, Fine Books […]

August 17th, 2015|Auctions|

Online Auction: Fine Books, Art, Works on Paper, Ephemera, Friday, August 7, 2015

Online Only Auction*
Fine Books, Art, Works on Paper, Ephemera
Auction: Friday, August 7, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: August 5-6, 11am-5pm
*Please Note: We are also accepting Absentee and Phone Bids

Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on
Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)
470 Estate Lots
Book Highlights include a rare first edition in English of the Lusiad (ca. 1655); The Waste Land signed by T.S. Eliot and numbered 43 of 300; Murder in the Cathedral signed by T.S. Eliot and inscribed to “Diana Lady Balfour”; a 1923 first edition of Wallace Steven’s Harmonium; Cavalcanti Poems (1966) signed by Ezra Pound and numbered 69 of 190; Oscar Wilde’s 1893 French edition of Salome; Emily Dickinson’s Letters (2 vol., 1894) inscribed by the editor Mabel Loomis Todd; a circa 1611 Geneva Bible (Robert Barker, London) in a period elm box; a rare 1879 Randolph Caldecott inscribed Picture Book; Peter Max Paints America, with personal inscription and original drawings by Peter Max; All The President’s Men signed by authors Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward and Washington Post editor Benjamin C. Bradlee. Also: Many signed books, 1st editions, and limited numbered editions by John Updike, Philip Roth, Isaac Bashevis […]

July 26th, 2015|Auctions|

Online Estates Auction: Friday, July 17, 10am est

651 Estate Lots: Antiques, Americana, Advertising, Garden, General Store, Dental, Pharmacy, Arcade Pinball, Decorative and Ethnographic Arts, Oriental Rugs, Silver, Fine Art, Russian Icons, Asian Arts, Fine Books & Much More
Friday, July 17, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: July 15-16, 11am-5pm
Accepting Online, Phone Absentee Bids

Browse the July 17th Auction Catalog and Bid Live on
Absentee Bid Form (pdf) | Telephone Bid Form (pdf) | Terms and Conditions (pdf)


July 3rd, 2015|Auctions|

Auction: Modern, Folk & Self-Taught Art, Sun. June 21

Auction | Modern, Folk & Self-Taught Art
Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, June 21, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: June 19-20, 11am-5pm
450+ Lots
Highlights include a large collection (47 lots) of original drawings, works on paper, and notebooks by Charles Burchfield (estate of Alexander Raydon, NY); a rare set of The New Republic Portfolio (1924) with etchings by Edward Hopper, John Sloan and others; estate collections of antique Japanese prints (22 lots) and Marc Chagall lithographs and signed posters (25 lots); and a large collection (159 lots) of modern and contemporary art to be sold to benefit the non-profit organization, Art for Healing NYC., including original works by Simon Tjakamarra, Judi Werthein, Terence La Noue and Denise G. Green. Also: original works by Clementine Hunter, Sterling Strauser, Purvis Young, James A.M. Whistler, Twins Seven-Seven, Reynolds Beal, Erwin J. Neusch, William Dawson, Mose Tolliver, Walter Joseph Phillips,  Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt, Vojislav Jakic, Bill Jensen, Javier Mayoral, Jim Bloom, Kassem Amoudi, Eyvind Earle, Allan D’Arcangelo, Arman, Kate Adams, Joseph Solman, Carol Summers, Albert B. Serwazi, Mara McAfee, Dorothy Strauser, Kim Weston, David Tinsley, Lamont Alfred “Old Ironsides” Pry, Georgiana Orr.

Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on
Browse the Virtual Print Catalog
Absentee Bid Form (PDF) […]

June 8th, 2015|Auctions|

Auction: Oriental Rugs From American Estates, June 14

Oriental Rugs from American Estates
Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, June 14, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: June 12-13, 11am-5pm

Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on

Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

June 1st, 2015|Auctions|

Baba Olga’s Father’s Day Buffet, Sunday, June 21

Baba Olga’s Café Presents Aliza Green’s Father’s Day Buffet!
June 21, 2015, Noon-3pm BYOB
BYOB: Mellow this Father’s Day with Bloody Marys and Mimosas.
We supply the mixers, you supply the liquors.

Bread Pudding French Toast with Warm Caramel Sauce (vegetarian)
Red Pepper, Corn, Zucchini & Scallion Frittata with Vermont Sharp Cheddar
Crisp North Country Bacon
Greek Braised Lamb Kapama: Tomato, Cinnamon, Green Beans & Local New Gold Potatoes
Sardinian Fregola Pasta: Caramelized Fennel, Brown Butter & Parmigiano
Sicilian Eggplant Caponata with Jail Island Salmon
Black Bean Empanadas: Smoked Chorizo, Spicy Tasso Ham, and Monterey Jack Cheese
Cremini & Porcini Mushroom-Filled Fillo Turnovers
Torta Rustica: Soppressata Sausage, Local Broccoli, Ricotta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil
Moroccan Carrot & Celery Root Salad with Chermoula Dressing
Shepherd’s Salad: cucumber, tomato, peppers, scallions, herbs, Bulgarian feta, pomegranate dressing

Individual Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes with Raspberry Compote
Turkish Candied Carrot & Toasted Hazelnut Fillo Pastries
Seasonal Fruit Macedonia with Spearmint

Orange Juice
Olga’s Bloody Mary Mix
Jamaican Hibiscus Blossom & Spearmint Iced Tea
Small World Brewed Coffee/Assorted Tazo Teas

$40.00 per person, half-price for children 12 and under, BYOB
Please note that a 15% gratuity will be added to the check for parties of 6 or more for reservations

Please Make Your Reservation for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2015

May 28th, 2015|Café|

PIG OUT! The Biggest Sale in Our 22 Year History

Ancient  Antique  Vintage  Modern  Postmodern  Recycled
Let’s Make Room: Antiques, Oriental Rugs, Home Furnishings, Garden, Asian Arts, Modern Design, Architectural Elements, Accessories, Jewelry, Clothing, Folk Art, Fine Art, Outsider Art, Ceramics, Textiles, Tribal & Ethnographic Arts, Lighting, Collectibles, Copper Tables, Carved Stone, Ancient Art & Antiquities
Experience The Rattle & Roll, The Wave Upon Wave
Of 40-Foot Containers Arriving On A Weekly Basis–All Summer Long!
This is the Biggest Sales Event in our 22 Year History!
What You See Today Is Almost Guaranteed To Be Gone Tomorrow,
So Keep Coming Back, This Is More Than A Sale,
It’s A Summer-Long Cultural Event!
Sale Ends Labor Day Weekend!

May 26th, 2015|Retail Store, Store News|

Auction Weekend 2: Masters of the Eclectic! May 31

May Estates, Weekend 2
Masters Of The Eclectic!
588 Estate Lots, Including Art, Mid Century Modern, Americana, Asian Arts, Antiques, Decorative Arts, Oriental Rugs, Advertising, Collectibles, Ethnographic Arts
Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: May 29-30, 11am-5pm

Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on
Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

May 19th, 2015|Auctions|