Fine, Folk & Outsider Art | John Laub Paintings

5 paintings by John Laub in the auction Fine, Folk & Outsider Art Live Online Auction: Monday, November 23, 2020, 10AM ET Preview: November 21-22, 10am - 3pm, Appointment Required Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) About John Laub and His Paintings in the Auction "The Journeys of John Laub: Fire Island and Beyond" Catalog from an exhibition at Woodmere Art Museum, April, 2017 (click view) John Laub’s landscape paintings are immersive environments of lush forests, winding pathways, and sun-soaked beaches. His depictions of places like Fire Island, Coral Gables, and the Adirondacks celebrate the picturesque beauty of nature and reveal his joyous love of paint. Laub’s canvases are filled with expressive brushstrokes and intense color. Focusing on his large-scale paintings. Born in Philadelphia, Laub (1947–2005) studied at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, the School of Visual Arts in New York, and the Philadelphia College of Art, from which he received a degree in graphic design. He moved to New York in 1984, where he was represented by Fischbach Gallery. Laub was a longtime AIDS activist and for five years he was [...]

2020-11-21T07:24:19-05:00November 20th, 2020|Auctions|

Top Haitian Artists | Fine, Folk & Outsider Art | Auction: Nov 23

Fine, Folk & Outsider Art | Featuring Top Haitian Artists Lots 230-337 Live Online Auction: Monday, November 23, 2020, 10AM ET Preview: November 21-22, 10am - 3pm, appointment required. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Selections of Artwork by Top Haitian Artists:

2020-11-16T19:29:22-05:00November 15th, 2020|Auctions|

Fine, Folk & Outsider Art | Auction: Nov 23

Fine, Folk & Outsider Art Live Online Auction: Monday, November 23, 2020, 10AM ET Preview: November 21-22, 10am - 3pm, appointment required. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

2020-11-12T17:27:00-05:00November 12th, 2020|Auctions|

Artists We Have Known

ARTISTS WE HAVE KNOWN Vernacular Artworks from the Home of Norman Girardot & Diane LaBelle Their Story in Seven Beguiling Chapters, by Norman Girardot Norman & Diane Contemplate the Possibilities of Eating Art (Photos: Ron Yoshida & Armen Elliott) OUR ROSTER OF VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE Artists included in the auction: Howard Finster, Michael Finster, Allen Wilson (Finster), Roy Finster, Beverly Finster, Gregory Warmack/Mr. Imagination, Margaret Warmack, Danielle Jacqui, Myrtice West, Mario Mesa, Volis Simpson, R.A. Miller, Rudolph “Rudy” Bostic, Mose Tolliver, Annie Tolliver, Purvis Young, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Nek Chand, William Thomas Thompson, Norbert Kox, Twins Seven Seven, Jonas Dos Santos, Clyde Jones, Tom Every/Dr. Evermore, Willy Jinks, Sam “The Dot Man” McMillan, Teresa Gloster, Rudy Rotter, Eric Legge, Tubby Brown, Annie G. Wellborn, Mary Michaels (daughter of Georgia Blizzard/Micheals), Brian Wilson, Brian Dowdall, Echo/Macallister, Connie English, Carter Wellborn, Michael Wysochansky, Dale Gibbons, James Billie Lemming, face jug makers (Whelchel Meader, Yardbird, Bobby Ferguson, Jamie Ferguson, Kurt Hewell, Gracie Marie Rodgers, Nell Hewell, Michael Purdue, Amedeo Salamoni), unknown southern snake artists, some southern and African carved walking sticks, some ethnic art (Africa, China, South America), gourd art, Elvis art and memorabilia (induding works by Charlie Lucas, Mr. Imagination, [...]

2020-11-12T17:22:26-05:00November 10th, 2020|Auctions|

ABOUT THE CHINALAI COLLECTION

Lee and Vichai Chinalai Welcome to our auction and thank you to Material Culture for making it happen. Why now? First and foremost, this sale reflects our near-historic lack of restraint in buying Southeast Asian and Chinese ethnographic antiques! It is also about our love of learning and for the artifacts and cultures that created them; and for the people who share our passion. We started this business over forty years ago with the philosophy that we only would buy what we would be happy to have ourselves. This removed a certain pressure from us: it meant we didn’t have to study the market or try to forecast its trends when we preferred to devote our time to studying the pieces we were buying. We believed in intrinsic value rather than value dictated by fashion or whim. Not that the market didn’t influence sales but it nearly always was more by coincidence than by design. For example, there was one time at a show when we displayed ten lingam stones of varying sizes, all standing upright on rubber O rings. We thought they were stunning together but O seemed to stand for zero attention. Then Indiana Jones and [...]

2020-07-23T17:34:49-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Auctions|

CHINALAI COLLECTION | AUCTION: AUG 17

Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Asian & Ethnographic Art and Antiques | Chinalai Collection Live Online Auction: Monday, August 17, 10AM ET Please note: Due to covid-19 safety measures, preview viewing is available by appointment only, Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16, 10am – 3pm. Please email a time and the lots you wish to view to expert@materialculture.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) ABOUT THE CHINALAI COLLECTION Lee and Vichai Chinalai Welcome to our auction and thank you to Material Culture for making it happen. Why now? First and foremost, this sale reflects our near-historic lack of restraint in buying Southeast Asian and Chinese ethnographic antiques! It is also about our love of learning and for the artifacts and cultures that created them; and for the people who share our passion. We started this business over forty years ago with the philosophy that we only would buy what we would be happy to have ourselves. (continue reading) SOME SELECT AUCTION LOTS  

2020-08-06T09:36:38-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Auctions|

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 [...]

2020-01-30T14:33:32-05:00September 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)

2020-01-30T14:33:32-05:00September 28th, 2019|Auctions|

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 [...]

2020-01-30T14:33:31-05:00May 31st, 2019|Auctions|