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Ethnographic, Tribal, Asian and Textile Arts | Auction, Feb 25

Ethnographic, Tribal, Asian and Textile Arts Live Online Auction: Thursday, February 25, 2021, 10AM ET Preview: February 23-24, 10am – 3pm, appointment required. Also accepting phone and absentee bids Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Please Note: There Are No Hidden or Confidential Reserves; All Acceptable Bidding Commences at the Online Start Price ROGER HOLLANDER Material Culture is pleased to offer textiles from the collection of internationally recognized collector Roger Hollander in its upcoming Ethnographic, Tribal, Asian and Textile Arts Auction. Roger Hollander collected textiles with a passion, eye and intellect seldom matched. A graduate of Yale and a successful businessman, Hollander left the business world in the 1990s to devote himself to building the greatest collection of antique Indian trade cloth in the world. In the process, he collected many of the Indonesian textiles being auctioned this week by Material Culture. These museum-worthy textiles display motifs inspired by Indian trade cloth including batiks from Java and Sumatra and ikats and songkets from the outer islands. Well-versed in world cultures, he collected with a scholar’s eye and many of his [...]

2021-02-22T12:18:04-05:00February 10th, 2021|Auctions|

January Arts | Fine Art | Sculpture | Works on Paper | Prints | Auction, Jan. 28

January Arts | Fine Art | Sculpture | Works on Paper | Prints ~ 440 Lots ~ Live Online Auction: Thursday, January 28, 2021, 10AM ET Preview: January 26-27, 10am – 3pm, appointment required. Also accepting phone and absentee bids Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Please Note: There Are No Hidden or Confidential Reserves; All Acceptable Bidding Commences at the Online Start Price.  

2021-01-13T08:05:09-05:00January 13th, 2021|Auctions|

Oriental Rugs from American Estates | 44 | Auction, Jan. 20th

Oriental Rugs from American Estates | 44 ~ 472 Lots ~ PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE: Live Online Auction: Friday, January 22, 2021, 10AM ET Preview: January 20-21, 10am – 3pm, appointment required. Also accepting phone and absentee bids Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Please Note: There Are No Hidden or Confidential Reserves; All Acceptable Bidding Commences at the Online Start Price.    

2021-01-12T10:27:25-05:00December 18th, 2020|Auctions|

International Ethnographic Arts | Dec 10

International Ethnographic Arts Live Online Auction: Thursday, December 10, 2020, 10AM ET Preview: December 8-9, 10am - 3pm, appointment required. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Please Note: There Are No Hidden or Confidential Reserves; All Acceptable Bidding Commences at the Online Start Price.  

2020-11-26T12:59:05-05:00November 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Fine, Folk & Outsider Art | John Laub Paintings

5 paintings by John Laub in the auction Fine, Folk & Outsider Art Live Online Auction: Monday, November 23, 2020, 10AM ET Preview: November 21-22, 10am - 3pm, Appointment Required Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) About John Laub and His Paintings in the Auction "The Journeys of John Laub: Fire Island and Beyond" Catalog from an exhibition at Woodmere Art Museum, April, 2017 (click view) John Laub’s landscape paintings are immersive environments of lush forests, winding pathways, and sun-soaked beaches. His depictions of places like Fire Island, Coral Gables, and the Adirondacks celebrate the picturesque beauty of nature and reveal his joyous love of paint. Laub’s canvases are filled with expressive brushstrokes and intense color. Focusing on his large-scale paintings. Born in Philadelphia, Laub (1947–2005) studied at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, the School of Visual Arts in New York, and the Philadelphia College of Art, from which he received a degree in graphic design. He moved to New York in 1984, where he was represented by Fischbach Gallery. Laub was a longtime AIDS activist and for five years he was [...]

2020-11-21T07:24:19-05:00November 20th, 2020|Auctions|

Top Haitian Artists | Fine, Folk & Outsider Art | Auction: Nov 23

Fine, Folk & Outsider Art | Featuring Top Haitian Artists Lots 230-337 Live Online Auction: Monday, November 23, 2020, 10AM ET Preview: November 21-22, 10am - 3pm, appointment required. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Selections of Artwork by Top Haitian Artists:

2020-11-16T19:29:22-05:00November 15th, 2020|Auctions|

Fine, Folk & Outsider Art | Auction: Nov 23

Fine, Folk & Outsider Art Live Online Auction: Monday, November 23, 2020, 10AM ET Preview: November 21-22, 10am - 3pm, appointment required. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

2020-11-12T17:27:00-05:00November 12th, 2020|Auctions|

Artists We Have Known

ARTISTS WE HAVE KNOWN Vernacular Artworks from the Home of Norman Girardot & Diane LaBelle Their Story in Seven Beguiling Chapters, by Norman Girardot Norman & Diane Contemplate the Possibilities of Eating Art (Photos: Ron Yoshida & Armen Elliott) OUR ROSTER OF VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE Artists included in the auction: Howard Finster, Michael Finster, Allen Wilson (Finster), Roy Finster, Beverly Finster, Gregory Warmack/Mr. Imagination, Margaret Warmack, Danielle Jacqui, Myrtice West, Mario Mesa, Volis Simpson, R.A. Miller, Rudolph “Rudy” Bostic, Mose Tolliver, Annie Tolliver, Purvis Young, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Nek Chand, William Thomas Thompson, Norbert Kox, Twins Seven Seven, Jonas Dos Santos, Clyde Jones, Tom Every/Dr. Evermore, Willy Jinks, Sam “The Dot Man” McMillan, Teresa Gloster, Rudy Rotter, Eric Legge, Tubby Brown, Annie G. Wellborn, Mary Michaels (daughter of Georgia Blizzard/Micheals), Brian Wilson, Brian Dowdall, Echo/Macallister, Connie English, Carter Wellborn, Michael Wysochansky, Dale Gibbons, James Billie Lemming, face jug makers (Whelchel Meader, Yardbird, Bobby Ferguson, Jamie Ferguson, Kurt Hewell, Gracie Marie Rodgers, Nell Hewell, Michael Purdue, Amedeo Salamoni), unknown southern snake artists, some southern and African carved walking sticks, some ethnic art (Africa, China, South America), gourd art, Elvis art and memorabilia (induding works by Charlie Lucas, Mr. Imagination, [...]

2020-11-12T17:22:26-05:00November 10th, 2020|Auctions|

ABOUT THE CHINALAI COLLECTION

Lee and Vichai Chinalai Welcome to our auction and thank you to Material Culture for making it happen. Why now? First and foremost, this sale reflects our near-historic lack of restraint in buying Southeast Asian and Chinese ethnographic antiques! It is also about our love of learning and for the artifacts and cultures that created them; and for the people who share our passion. We started this business over forty years ago with the philosophy that we only would buy what we would be happy to have ourselves. This removed a certain pressure from us: it meant we didn’t have to study the market or try to forecast its trends when we preferred to devote our time to studying the pieces we were buying. We believed in intrinsic value rather than value dictated by fashion or whim. Not that the market didn’t influence sales but it nearly always was more by coincidence than by design. For example, there was one time at a show when we displayed ten lingam stones of varying sizes, all standing upright on rubber O rings. We thought they were stunning together but O seemed to stand for zero attention. Then Indiana Jones and [...]

2020-07-23T17:34:49-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Auctions|