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Auction, Oct. 27 | Important Single Owner Collection of Ethnographic Art & Textiles

Browse the virtual print catalog APSARA ARTS OF ASIA | IMPORTANT SINGLE OWNER COLLECTION OF ETHNOGRAPHIC ART & TEXTILES Live Showroom Auction: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 11AM ET Exhibition: October 19-26, 11AM-4PM Also accepting online, phone and absentee bids  Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PD

2019-10-22T10:28:02-05:00October 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Miranda Talbott-Pope | Talk, Trunk Show, Reception & Refreshments | Sunday, Oct. 13, 1pm

Join Us! Gallery Talk, Trunk Show, Reception & Refreshments Sunday, October 13, 1pm Miranda Talbott-Pope on Creando Mi Futuro ("Creating my Future") Starting a new life, fashion business and children's non-profit in Guatemala…in her 70's! Miranda Talbott-Pope Meet Miranda Talbott-Pope, who retired in her 70's to Guatemala and then proceeded to build a house, found a non-profit educating the poorest children in her town, and began designing fashion based on the beauty of handwoven Guatemalan fabrics.  Miranda will be speaking on her fulfilling “retirement” in Guatemala, her education program in San Pedro la Laguna, and the inspiration of her clothing designs, a number of which will be available for purchase. Atitlan Clothing Designs is unique handmade clothing made from recycled traditional Guatemalan fabric, with respect and admiration for the beauty of the material and expertise of its originator. The handmade fabric is purchased at a local market where women sell their skirts for extra income. This fabric is then crafted with an intention to keep the beauty and “ethnic” look, while adapting to modern needs. Three local tailors are employed – thus assisting their families (14 members) in this town of low employment. All proceeds above these costs [...]

2019-10-01T14:58:01-05:00September 30th, 2019|Retail Store|

Artist Nina Martino | Talk & Reception | Saturday, October 12, 1pm

ART 360 | FINE, FOLK, OUTSIDER & ETHNOGRAPHIC ART Live Showroom Auction: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 11AM ET Exhibition: October 10-12, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Join Us! Gallery Talk, Reception & Refreshments | Saturday, October 12, 1pm Artist Nina Martino takes us on a personal artistic journey: Growing Up Martino: A Philadelphia Family of Artists Nina Martino Nina Martino (b. 1952), daughter of the Philadelphia artists Giovanni and Eva Martino, was born into an extended family of painters: her father’s seven brothers–notably Antonio Martino–were painters as well. While Ms. Martino’s most influential teachers were her parents, she attended Moore Institute of Art at the age of 10, and continued her art education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She holds a BFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, a Diploma from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy, and a MFA from the Instituto Allende, University of Guanajuato, Mexico. Martino’s landscapes are calm, simplified studies depicting Philadelphia and its environs. The award-winning artist is represented in numerous museum and private collections. Martino’s work was recently featured in the traveling [...]

2019-10-01T13:02:31-05:00September 30th, 2019|Auctions|

Auction, October 13 | Fine, Folk, Outsider & Ethnographic Art

ART 360 | FINE, FOLK, OUTSIDER & ETHNOGRAPHIC ART Live Showroom Auction: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 11AM ET Exhibition: October 10-12, 11AM-4PM Join Us! Gallery Talk & Reception | Saturday, October 12, 1pm Artist Nina Martino takes us on a personal artistic journey: Growing Up Martino: A Philadelphia Family of Artists Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

2019-09-28T12:28:50-05:00September 28th, 2019|Auctions|

Woolstock 2019! 3 Days of Peace, Rugs, Music & Much More

In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival, Material Culture Presents 3 DAYS OF PEACE, RUGS, MUSIC & SO MUCH MORE! AUGUST 10-11-12 SAT/SUN/MON FREE | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | UNLIMITED FREE PARKING ~ SHOWCASING RYAN TENNIS AND THE CLUBHOUSE BAND ~ WITH COMEDIC GUESTS, CHRIS STENTA, TOMMIE TURNER, SONIA PACHO SATURDAY 7PM-11PM  FREE | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | BYOB ART IN MOTION | 3-DAY MURAL WALL CREATION BY THE ARTIST, 7GOD 27 year old 7God (born Hashim Ahmad) builds surfaces that sizzle with energy using his singular visual language. Combining spiritual, emotional, and community challenges, 7 delves deep into his ‘frequencies’ (hieroglyphic-like marks used as physical manifestations of life forces) to coax out intertwined connections that embody both meaning and message. POTTERY WORKSHOP BY BOB DEANE | SATURDAY, NOON-5PM | FREE | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Bob Deane’s handmade pottery ranges from dynamic functional work: plates, bowls, mugs and vases, to unique organic sculptures. His color palette ranges from earth tones to vibrant blues and purples. “The challenge and success of creating a piece of ceramics is to make someone [...]

2019-07-30T12:27:56-05:00July 11th, 2019|Events|

Join Us | Exhibition, Gallery Talk & Barbecue, Sunday, June 9

JOIN US SUNDAY, JUNE 9 AUCTION EXHIBITION: STRAIGHT UP | AMERICAN OUTSIDER ART | NO RESERVES 11AM-4PM       GALLERY TALK: Folks Coming Home: The Golden Age of 20th Century American Folk/Outsider Art, An Illustrated Lecture by Norman Girardot, Author of Envisioning Howard Finster: The Religion and Art of a Stranger From Another World (University of California Press, 2015) 2:00PM     REFRESHMENTS: A GOOD OLD FASHIONED AMERICAN/BALKAN BARBECUE NOON-2:00PM       Free | Open to the Public | Unlimited Free Parking STRAIGHT UP | AMERICAN OUTSIDER ART | NO RESERVES Live Gallery Auction: Monday, June 10, 2019, 11AM ET
 Exhibition: June 7-9, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) JOIN US | Special Guest Speaker | Reception & Barbecue Reception & Barbecue: Sunday, June 9, Noon-2PM Norman Girardot Talk: Sunday, June 9, 2PM FREE | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | UNLIMITED FREE PARKING Folks Coming Home: The Golden Age of 20th Century American Folk/Outsider Art An Illustrated Lecture by Norman Girardot, Author of Envisioning Howard Finster: The Religion and Art of a Stranger From Another World (University of California [...]

2019-06-05T14:44:07-05:00May 31st, 2019|Auctions|

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 [...]

2019-04-26T14:21:03-05:00April 26th, 2019|Auctions|