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Hector Hyppolite: Haitian Vodou and Surrealism

ART 360 | FINE, FOLK, OUTSIDER & ETHNOGRAPHIC ART Live Auction: Sunday, May 5, 2019, 11AM ET Exhibition: May 3-4, 11AM-4PM Also accepting online, phone and absentee bidding Click here for more information Hector Hyppolite: Haitian Vodou and Surrealism Reposted from Bidsquare's Blog, "On the Square" Apr 25,2019 | 12:00 EDT By Jessica Helen Weinberg, Senior Content Editor Lot 74, Hector Hyppolite, "Poisson A Tete De Femme", Oil painting on board; Estimate $20,000-$40,000 He claimed that La Sirene, The Goddess of the Sea, was his life-partner and for a third generation Vodou priest with an aptitude for painting, they would have undoubtedly made a wondrous pair. "He" is Hector Hyppolite, the mythical painter considered to be the spiritual father of the Haitian Art Movement. Hector Hyppolite was born in 1894 in Saint-Marc and began his early life continuing his family tradition as a Houngan (Vodou priest) who also, on occasion, made shoes and painted houses. However, it wasn't until Philippe Thoby-Marcelin, a Haitian poet and novelist, noticed Hector Hyppolite's painterly talents that Hyppolite's rather isolated life began to unfold into a noticeable career in the arts. In 1946, Philippe Thoby-Marcelin brought Hyppolite to Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince where he [...]

2019-04-26T14:21:03-04:00April 26th, 2019|Auctions|

AUCTION | RICARDO VIERA COLLECTION | DEC. 16

FINE | FOLK | OUTSIDER | ETHNOGRAPHIC Live Auction: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 11AM ET
 Exhibition: December 14-15, 11AM-4PM Join Us | Exhibition Reception & Refreshments, Saturday, December 15, 1pm-4pm | Unlimited Free Parking Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) The Ricardo Viera Collection (Lots 212 through 342) Ricardo Viera Ricardo Viera Will Hug You Close And Help You to See the Glorious and Mundane Wonder of the World Through His Aesthetically Attuned Eyes As a colleague, friend, “partner in crime” in the “Eat Art Collaborative,” and a long-time co-promoter of the late-great outsider artists Howard Finster and Mr. Imagination (as well as, among others, Purvis Young, Charlie Lucas, Lonnie Holley, Mario Mesa, and Norbert Kox), I am delighted to introduce you to the extraordinary man behind the fine, folk, ethnographic, and outsider artworks and photography being auctioned at Material Culture. I refer to Ricardo Viera who is the recently retired Professor Emeritus at Lehigh University, the founder and Director the Lehigh University Art Galleries, and a force of nature and a dynamic advocate for the arts throughout the Lehigh Valley. But beyond his regional identity [...]

2019-02-03T11:30:17-04:00December 5th, 2018|Auctions|

AUCTION | ART 360: FINE, FOLK, OUTSIDER & ETHNOGRAPHIC | SUN. DEC 16

FINE | FOLK | OUTSIDER | ETHNOGRAPHIC Live Auction: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 11AM ET
 Exhibition: December 14-15, 11AM-4PM Join Us | Exhibition Reception & Refreshments, Saturday, December 15, 1pm-4pm | Unlimited Free Parking Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

2019-02-03T11:30:17-04:00December 4th, 2018|Auctions|

Important Auction of Decorative & Collectible Antique Oriental Rugs, Dec. 17

FINE ANTIQUE DECORATIVE & COLLECTIBLE ORIENTAL RUGS Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Live Auction: Monday, December 17, 2018, 11AM ET
 Exhibition: December 14-16, 11AM-4PM Join Us | Exhibition Reception & Refreshments, Saturday, December 15, 1pm-4pm | Unlimited Free Parking Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

2019-02-03T11:30:18-04:00December 3rd, 2018|Auctions|

FALL ESTATES AUCTION: Monday, October 29, 2018, 11AM ET

FALL ESTATES AUCTION 567 Estate Lots of Fine, Folk, Outsider & Ethnographic Art, Asian Art, Antiques & Decorative Arts Live Auction: Monday, October 29, 2018, 11AM ET Exhibition: October 27-28, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)    

2019-02-03T11:30:18-04:00October 17th, 2018|Auctions|