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 [...]

December 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)

December 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)

December 3rd, 2018|Auctions|

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October 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

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)    

October 17th, 2018|Auctions|

Fall Estates Auction, Oct. 29 | Featuring Selected Items from Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

FALL ESTATES AUCTION 567 Estate Lots of Fine, Folk, Outsider & Ethnographic Art, Asian Art, Antiques & Decorative Arts FEATURING SELECTED ITEMS FROM SISTERS OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT LOTS 360 THROUGH 407 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)  

October 16th, 2018|Auctions|

AUCTION | ORIENTAL RUGS & TEXTILE ARTS FROM AMERICAN ESTATES 26

ORIENTAL RUGS & TEXTILE ARTS FROM AMERICAN ESTATES | 26 Live Auction: Monday, November 19, 2018, 11AM ET
 Exhibition: November 16-17-18, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)  

October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

AFRICAN ROUTES | AUCTION SEPT. 24

AFRICAN ROUTES | Modern Art | Traditional Arts | Photography | Haiti & Diaspora Online* Auction: Monday, September 24, 2018, 11AM ET
 Exhibition: September 22-23, 11AM-4PM *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids Join Us! Reception and Refreshments, Saturday, Sept. 22, 1pm-3pm, Free, Open to the Public, Unlimited Free Parking Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

September 13th, 2018|Auctions|

Gallery Talk | Ramona Austin, Saturday, August 18

Join Us | Reception & Refreshments Saturday, August 18, Noon-4PM Gallery Talk: Saturday, August 18, 2PM, Our Becoming: Identity and Ethos in American Material Culture Guest Speaker: Ramona Austin, Curator for The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, Old Dominion University. (Free, Open to the Public, Unlimited Free Parking) "Unpacking meaning in America’s material culture over discrete historical periods can, in the aggregate, show us who we really are. Such investigation brings into high relief the narratives we make with words and the narratives we make with art and artifacts. For America that investigation involves three major streams; the Euro-American; the African American; and First Peoples. This discussion shows how these streams, in parallel and divergent expression, create the turbulent seas of American identity and ethos discovered in its material culture." —Ramona Austin Ramona Austin Ramona Austin has over three decades of professional experience in the arts and arts education. Currently Ms. Austin is Senior Curator for the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries at Old Dominion University, a major repository of self-taught art in the United States, as well as a consultant in the museum field. From 2001 to 2004, she was the Director of Hampton University [...]

August 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

AUCTION & EXHIBITION | IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BLACK AMERICANA

FINE AUGUST ESTATES & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Featuring An Important Collection of Black Americana Live Auction: Monday, August 20, 2018, 10AM ET Special Week-Long Exhibition: August 11-19, 11AM-5PM Morning: Lots 1 - 528 Fine, Folk, Outsider & Ethnographic Art | Americana | Antiques & Decorative Art Afternoon: Lots 529 - 746 Important Collection of Black Americana | Illustration Art Please Note: We sell between 80 to 100 lots per hour. Also Accepting Phone & Absentee Bids. Join Us | Reception & Refreshments Saturday, August 18, Noon-4PM Gallery Talk: Saturday, August 18, 2PM, Our Becoming: Identity and Ethos in American Material Culture Guest Speaker: Ramona Austin, Curator for The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, Old Dominion University. (Free, Open to the Public, Unlimited Free Parking) "Unpacking meaning in America’s material culture over discrete historical periods can, in the aggregate, show us who we really are… (more information) Click to browse the virtual print catalog Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)  

August 9th, 2018|Auctions|