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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|

Pre-Auction Exhibition Party Reservations

JOIN US | Oscar-Winning Director Jonathan Demme, Production Designer Ford Wheeler and Material Culture Invite You to Celebrate “THE HEART OF THE COLLECTION” Special Pre-Auction Exhibition Party with Live Music Saturday, March 18, 7pm-11pm Refreshments, Free RSVP REQUIRED (Please complete the form below)

March 10th, 2017|Auctions|

AUCTION | BEST OF TRADITIONAL & MODERN RUG WEAVING ARTISTRY

The Best of Traditional and Modern Rug Weaving Artistry: The Michaelian & Kohlberg Collection Online* Auction: Monday, March 27, 2017, 11AM EST Exhibition: March 25-26, 11AM-5PM *Also accepting Phone and Absentee Bids Exhibition and Pick Up Location: 100 Hoffman Place, Hillside, NJ 07205 Re-Sellers and Buyers Take Note: This is a NO HIDDEN RESERVE AUCTION.  All acceptable bidding will commence at the START PRICE posted online. Since 1921, Michaelian and Kohlberg has been a leading pioneer in the oriental rug industry. Many antique rugs from founder Frank Michaelian's collection reside in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. His grandson, Teddy Sumner, an accomplished artist and designer, has directed the company since 1980 and been an important figure in reviving the art of the carpet for over three decades. A hallmark of Michaelian and Kohlberg projects has been a reverence for tradition as well as innovation, and a respect for the people and cultures from which these art forms originate. Since the 1980's, Michaelian and Kohlberg has been involved in projects that have been credited for reviving the art and craft of natural dyeing and hand-spinning in Turkey, India, Nepal, China, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Browse the Auction [...]

March 1st, 2017|Auctions|

HEART OF THE COLLECTION

Browse the Virtual Print Catalog HEART OF THE COLLECTION | American Self-Taught, Haitian, Jamaican and African Art From the Collections of
 Jonathan Demme and Ford Wheeler by Ellen Adair PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 21, 2017: Jonathan Demme and Ford Wheeler, two artists who have long collaborated in the world of film, have now joined forces to bring their exceptional art collections to market, in a dedicated auction presented by Material Culture. “Heart of the Collection: American Self-Taught, Haitian, Jamaican and African Art From the Collections of Jonathan Demme and Ford Wheeler” finds a natural home in Material Culture, a Philadelphia-based auction house that specializes in folk and self-taught art from around the world. The multicultural scope of Demme and Wheeler’s artistic tastes are reflected in their buoyant collections, encompassing Haitian and American self-taught artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as art and collectibles from Africa, Asia, and North America. More than 550 lots will come to auction on Sunday, March 19, 2017 starting at 11 AM EST.  Live online bidding will be available through Liveauctioneers, Bidsquare, and Invaluable. Material Culture’s gallery space will also house an exhibition of the vibrant collections of Demme and Wheeler for several weeks leading up to the [...]

February 21st, 2017|Auctions|

Auction | February Estates

February Estates Live Online* Auction: Monday, February 27, 2017, 10AM EST Public Exhibition: February 25-26, 11AM-5PM *Also accepting Phone and Absentee Bids PLEASE NOTE: WE SELL APPROXIMATELY 80 LOTS PER HOUR LOTS 1-279: Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Folk Art, Asian Art, Estate Jewelry, Collectibles LOTS 280-462: Ancient Arts: Pre Colombian, Greco-Roman, China LOTS 463-617: International Textile Arts LOTS 618-776: Oriental and Moroccan Rugs and Kilims Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)        

February 8th, 2017|Auctions|