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May 24th, 2017|Auctions|

SHONA MODERN | The Peggy Knowlton Collection of 20th Century Zimbabwean Art

SHONA MODERN | The Peggy Knowlton Collection of 20th Century Zimbabwean Art Collectors and Resellers Take Note: This is a No-Reserve Auction!  Live Auction: Sunday, June 11, 11AM EST Public Exhibition: June 7-10, 11AM-5PM Auction/Exhibition Location: 4961 River Rd., Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania, 18950 Make it a Weekend in Beautiful and Historic Bucks County! (Click here) “Shona sculpture is perhaps the most important new art form to emerge from Africa in the 20th century.” —Newsweek “Picasso was an admirer of early Shona sculpture; now evidence is surfacing that he was influenced by it.” —Town & Country Magazine Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:    Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) PRESS RELEASE For immediate release, May 24, 2017 Material Culture will be holding an auction solely dedicated to the Peggy Knowlton collection of modern Shona sculpture. Over 600 lots of stone sculpture by over 60 different artists from Zimbabwe include highlights by masters of the movement such as Nicholas Mukomberanwa, Dominic Benhura and Richard Mteki, and vary in size from diminutive curio to massive show-stopper. Knowlton travelled to Zimbabwe every year for more than 25 years to purchase sculpture directly from [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Auctions|

Zimbabwe Shona Sculpture

SHONA MODERN | The Peggy Knowlton Collection of 20th Century Zimbabwean Art Collectors and Resellers Take Note: This is a No-Reserve Auction!  Live Auction: Sunday, June 11, 11AM EST Public Exhibition: June 7-10, 11AM-5PM Auction/Exhibition Location: 4961 River Rd., Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania, 18950 Make it a Weekend in Beautiful and Historic Bucks County! (Click here) “Shona sculpture is perhaps the most important new art form to emerge from Africa in the 20th century.” —Newsweek “Picasso was an admirer of early Shona sculpture; now evidence is surfacing that he was influenced by it.” —Town & Country Magazine Material Culture will be holding an auction solely dedicated to the Peggy Knowlton collection of modern Shona sculpture. Over 600 lots of stone sculpture by over 60 different artists from Zimbabwe include highlights by masters of the movement such as Nicholas Mukomberanwa, Dominic Benhura and Richard Mteki, and vary in size from diminutive curio to massive show-stopper… (Read more) Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:    Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Artist Bios Chrispen (Mac) Karanda was born on August 12, 1955 in Mondoro, a rural region in Zimbabwe. The last born [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Auctions|

Make it a Weekend in Beautiful and Historic Bucks County!

Make it a Weekend in Beautiful and Historic Bucks County! SHONA MODERN | The Peggy Knowlton Collection of 20th Century Zimbabwean Art Collectors and Resellers Take Note: This is a No-Reserve Auction!  Live Auction: Sunday, June 11, 11AM EST Public Exhibition: June 7-10, 11AM-5PM Auction/Exhibition Location: 4961 River Rd., Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania, 18950 (8 miles from New Hope, Bucks County) Helpful Websites: Michener Art Museum Visit Bucks County Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce B&B's and Hotels in the Area: Black Bass Hotel 3774 River Road (Rt 32) Lumberville, PA 18933 Telephone: 215-297-9260 blackbasshotel.com info@blackbasshotel.com Distance to Auction Site: 1.9 miles Restaurant on premise 7 days 1740 House 3690 River Road (Rt. 32) Lumberville, PA 18933 Telephone: 215-297-5661 1740house.com innkeeper@1740house.com Distance to Auction Site: 2.1 miles Restaurant on premise open 7 days Golden Pheasant Inn 763 River Road (32) Erwinna, PA 18920 Telephone: 610-294-9595 goldenpheasant.com www.goldenpheasant.com Distance to Auction Site: 5.1 miles Restaurant on premise 7 days Holly Hedge Estate 6987 Upper York Road New Hope, PA 18938 Telephone: 215-862-3136, 800-378-4496 hollyhedge.com Distance to Auction Site: 5.6 miles Restaurant available at 1740 House Woolverton Inn 6 Woolverton Road Stockton, New Jersey 08559 Telephone:609-397-0802 woolvertoninn.com Distance to Auction Site: 6 [...]

May 16th, 2017|Auctions|

May 15 Auction | Important Golf Autograph Archive

MAY ESTATES + PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Important Golf Autograph Archive (Lot 97) ONLINE* AUCTION: Monday, May 15, 2017, 10AM EST Exhibition: May 13-14, 11AM-5PM *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids Morning: Fine, Folk, Self-Taught & Outsider Art (Lots 1-403) Afternoon: International Textile Arts & Antique Oriental Rugs (Lots 404-685) Note: we sell approximately 80-100 lots per hour. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Featuring over 700 signed scorecards and rare books signed by Champion Golfers and public figures. Autographs by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Billy Casper, Jordan Spieth, Johnny Miller, Gary Player, Kim Birdie, Archie Griffin, Jack Burke, James Demaret, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Cal Ripken, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, John Elway, Peyton Manning, George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Beau Biden, Dan Quayle, John Boehner, Michael Bloomberg, Antonin Scalia, Charles Munger and many more; Rare Books: Pebble Beach Golf Links: The Official History 1st ed./1st Printing of First/Limited Edition Book and The Masters: Augusta Revisited (1st ed.). A portion of the proceeds to benefit Arnie's Army. Please contact us for detailed photographs of the collection and additional information. Essex [...]

May 10th, 2017|Auctions, Uncategorized|

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May 1st, 2017|Auctions|

MAY ESTATES + PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

MAY ESTATES + PRIVATE COLLECTIONS ONLINE* AUCTION: Monday, May 15, 2017, 10AM EST Exhibition: May 13-14, 11AM-5PM *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids Morning: Fine, Folk, Self-Taught & Outsider Art (Lots 1-403) Afternoon: International Textile Arts & Antique Oriental Rugs (Lots 404-685) Note: we sell approximately 80-100 lots per hour. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)  

April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery Return to Material Culture

Material Culture is deeply honored to once again host the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery, India. Please join us for the Construction and Dismantling of a Sacred Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala 5 DAYS: Wednesday, May 24 - Sunday, May 28 Free to the Public Wednesday, May 24 - Friday, May 26, 11am-5pm Saturday, May 27, 11am-4pm DISMANTLING: Sunday, May 28, 1-3pm During their stay with us, their lovely sacred crafts will also be offered for sale. The sale of these items and donations for their ceremonies and events go to funding the monastery in India. It is truly an honor to host the monks and support the important spiritual works which they dedicate their lives to.

April 18th, 2017|Store News|

Protected: Baba Olga’s Mother’s Day Brunch with Live Music! | Sunday, May 14

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April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

April Estates & Collections

Online* Auction: Friday, April 21, 2017, 10AM EST Exhibition: April 19-20, 11AM-5PM *Also accepting Phone and Absentee Bids 734 LOTS--Sampling of Eclectic Highlights and Categories of Interest Include: Paul Evans Furnishings (PA estate); Outstanding Offerings of Antique Chinese Textiles/Robes, Paintings and Asian Traditional Arts, Including a Rare Early Museum Quality Tibetan Book of Astrology and Omens with Paintings and Text; Collectibles and Ephemera from the Estate of Famed Prima Ballerina Eva Evdokimova; Pre-Columbian Taino and Native American Stone Carvings; Amazing Selections of Antique Chinese, Indian, Burmese, Thai and Pala Period (11/12th C. CE) Bronze Statues; Large Selections of Antique and Vintage Oriental Rugs, Moroccan Rugs, Kilims and Ethnographic Textiles; American and Continental Furnishings, Collectibles and Decorative Arts; Estate Jewelry and Silver; Tribal Art, Including a Fine Early 20th C. Dogon Togu Na Post (ex collection Werner Muensterberger), and Diverse Offerings of Antique Tribal Jewelry and Artifacts from a Private German Collection. And From a Large Field of Unique, Inspired and Sometimes Odd Items of Interest: An Authentic Early Medical School Skeleton Model, Marked up with Names of Bones, Muscles and Tendons; A Massive Lambert Kamps (Netherlands) Inflatable Pillow Tent; A Selection of Ajan Daeng (Thailand) Long Wireframe Insectile Garden Benches; Furniture [...]

March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|