JOIN US SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 • Live Klezmer Music & Refreshments • Winter Sale Savings • Ethnographic & Tribal Arts Exhibition
Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Fine Decorative and Collectible Antique Oriental Rugs Live and Online Auction: Monday, February 24, 2020, 11AM ET Exhibition: February 20-23, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals: Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)
Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Ancient, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts Live and Online Auction: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 11AM ET Exhibition: February 20-22, 11AM-4PM Featuring The Roger Hollander Collection of Indian Mainland Textiles. Including consignments from the Allan Stone Collection, New York; Apsara Arts of Asia; David and Barbara Fraser, Yardley, PA; Shirley Fiterman Trust, Minneapolis, MN; and many other fine estates and private collections. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals: Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join Us This Saturday Live African Drums with Sangue Mbacke Saturday, February 8, 1:00-3:00PM Free Refreshments, Open to the Public, Unlimited Free Parking Sangue Mbacke is a Senegalese Drum Master and teacher. He began fabricating the Djembe over twenty years ago and has been playing professionally ever since. Sangue collaborates with musicians internationally, performing and hosting workshops in West Africa, Europe and throughout the United States. Each year, Sangue hosts student-artists of various skill-sets and interests from around the world in Dakar for a hybrid cultural immersion and drumming workshop. Sangue also teaches schoolchildren throughout the USA, leading anti-bullying assemblies and bringing Senegalese music and culture to museums, schools and libraries. A musician, dancer, and raconteur, Sangue uses storytelling through the Djembe and Tama to build interpersonal relationships among his students and the audience.
George Colin (American, 1929-2014) George Colin was a flour sacker at the Pillsbury Company in central Illinois for 30 years. He retired in 1975 on a pension of $100 per month to work on his art full-time. The holder of a certificate from a mail order art school, he worked from his home in a small town of 100 called Salisbury, Illinois. George Colin created a large body of work that is now almost legendary. When he was discovered in the 1980s, there was a barn on his property filled with 7,000 paintings and drawings. Many of the pieces in today’s auction are original barn paintings that were never sold or exposed to the general public before. Colin was imbued with an insatiable will to create art. Unable to afford materials, he originally settled on chalk as his preferred medium as it was cheap and could be bought at the local five and dime. The paper he used early on was primarily wrappers from rolls of printing paper salvaged from the dumpsters of nearby printing plants. He also used the backs of discarded printed pieces. This material is referred to as “found paper.” It differs from the archival [...]
“Cuadros de una Exposicion” Paintings of an Exhibition —by Mirta Mabel Scokin de Portnoy Originally, they shared the same vocation, the Argentinean sky and the landscape of silver rivers. Today the circumstances of life make them share the same roof but under different latitudes. I don’t know if it is a case of serendipity or coincidence, but I l know that I am writing this note due to the enthusiasm and fascinations that is found when one discovers something in a most unexpected time and place. In the city of Philadelphia, lives the Ficher family. The owner of the house is Dr Ilda Ficher who I met personally. Dr Ficher had just moved in to a magnificent apartment on Locust Street in the famous Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. This corner of Philadelphia is well known for its dedication to the arts especially music. It is the home of Academy of Music which is the oldest building designed for performances of opera and is still in use today. A half block away is Broad Street better known as the Avenue of the Arts which houses the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Opera House, and several theaters. On a beautiful sunny day in autumn, I [...]
DECEMBER ESTATES | FINE, FOLK, ASIAN, ETHNOGRAPHIC ART | ANTIQUES & DECORATIVE ARTS | ORIENTAL RUGS Live Gallery Auction: Monday, December 9, 2019, 11AM ET Exhibition: December 7-8, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals: Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Fresh to the Market | Collection of 20th C. Argentine Art from the Estate of Ilda and Miguel Ficher, Philadelphia. For more information on the family and the collection click here.
ORIENTAL RUGS FROM AMERICAN ESTATES | 36 Live Gallery Auction: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 11AM ET Exhibition: November 19-20, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals: Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)
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
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 [...]