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Outsider & Folk Art Auction at Tajan, Paris

January 30, 2018

The impressionist and modern art department of Tajan will present a sale of outsider and folk art, comprising of 200 lots from two different European collections.  

The sale includes key artists of the art movement defined by Jean Dubuffet. Among them is Louis Soutter, one of the most fascinating Swiss artists of 20th century, famous for his unique style and finger paintings. There are also many artworks by Adolf Wölfli; a large variety of naïve artists such as Camille Bombois, Aloys Zotl, Aloïse Corbaz, Michel Nedjar and Douanier Rousseau; and examples of singular art, or "Neuve Invention", for example the paintings of Gaston Chaissac.

Tajan
37, rue des Mathurins - 75008 Paris, France
www.tajan.com

Raw Vision at the Outsider Art Fair, New York

January 18–21, 2018

The 26th edition of the Outsider Art Fair in New York takes place this week from January 18-21 at The Metropolitan Pavilion.

Stop by the Raw Vision booth for back copies, Sourcebooks and to say hello to our Editors!

Also for sale will be incredible chewing gum paintings by Ben Wilson, matchstick carvings by Pradeep Kumar and paintings by the great Julia Sisi.

The fair is showcasing more than 60 galleries, with nine new exhibitors including Almost Art Project (Beijing, China), Antillean (New York), Korea Art Brut (Seoul, South Korea), Donald Ellis (New York), Wilsonville (East Hampton), First Street Gallery (Claremont, CA), Krowswork (Oakland, CA), Tops Gallery (Memphis, TN) and Jennifer Lauren (East Sussex, UK).

The fair also welcomes back a number of long-time exhibitors including American Primitive (New York), Ricco Maresca (New York), Luise Ross (New York), Cavin-Morris (New York), Carl Hammer (Chicago), Marion Harris (New York), Fleisher / Ollman (Philadelphia), Henry Boxer (London), and Gilley's Gallery (Baton Rouge, LA).

Metropolitan Pavillion 
125 W. 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
www.outsiderartfair.com

Gil Batle at Ricco/Maresca, New York

January 19 – February 24, 2018

In "Gil Batle: Re-Formed", Ricco/Maresca Gallery will present ostrich egg​, bas-relief carvings by Batle, who spent over 20 years in and out of California prisons for fraud and forgery. His creations are ​striking visual chronicles ​of the American penal system​. Batle's new hyper-detailed​, surreal ​​playing card drawings​ will also be shown.

Gil Batle’s ostrich egg​, bas-relief carvings are ​striking visual chronicles ​of the American penal system​ from the inmate’s perspective. Born and raised in San Francisco to Filipino parents, Batle spent over 20 years in and out of California prisons for fraud and forgery. To rebuild his life as a free man, he moved to a small island in the Philippines, where he honed his innate drawing abilities through the unlikely medium of carved ostrich egg shells—each with an architecture of pictorial panels supported and separated by a fine lattice of chain-link fencing, razor-wire, or hand-cuffs.

The artist’s new hyper-detailed​, surreal ​​playing card drawings​ open up new ​territory in his oeuvre. Batle’s work and story have been featured in CBS News, The New York Times, The Paris Review, and Slate, among many others. “Re-Formed” is the artist’s second one-person show at Ricco/ Maresca Gallery.

The opening reception and winter party for INTUIT will take place on January 19 from 6.30–9.00 pm.

Ricco/Maresca Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10011
www.riccomaresca.com

Outsider Art Fair, New York

January 18–21, 2018

The Outsider Art Fair returns with its 26th edition in New York from January 18-21 at The Metropolitan Pavilion. The fair will showcase more than 60 galleries, with nine new exhibitors including Almost Art Project (Beijing, China), Antillean (New York), Korea Art Brut (Seoul, South Korea), Donald Ellis (New York), Wilsonville (East Hampton), First Street Gallery (Claremont, CA), Krowswork (Oakland, CA), Tops Gallery (Memphis, TN) and Jennifer Lauren (East Sussex, UK).

The fair will also be welcoming back a number of long-time exhibitors including American Primitive (New York), Ricco Maresca (New York), Luise Ross (New York), Cavin-Morris (New York), Carl Hammer (Chicago), Marion Harris (New York), Fleisher / Ollman (Philadelphia), Henry Boxer (London), and Gilley's Gallery (Baton Rouge, LA).

Stop by the Raw Vision booth for back copies, Sourcebooks, miniature artworks for sale, and to say hello to our Editors!

Metropolitan Pavillion 
125 W. 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
www.outsiderartfair.com

Outside In at Sotheby's

January 11–19, 2018

Discover the journey of award-winning charity Outside In and the artists it supports in a groundbreaking exhibition at London’s Sotheby’s.

"Outside In: Journeys" brings together the diverse work of a number of artists involved with Outside In, which provides a platform for artists who find it difficult to access the art world due to health, disability, social circumstances or isolation.

Sotheby's
34–35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA, UK
www.outsidein.org.uk
www.sothebys.com

American Folk Art Museum

January 21 – May 27, 2018

Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic unites more than two hundred and fifty works by twenty-one seminal and recently discovered self-taught artists, who will be introduced for the first time through the examination of the idiosyncratic structures of their lifelong, intricate narratives—notably, their sequential and developing aspects. Rare manuscripts, series of drawings, illustrated notebooks with coded texts, expanding cartography, journals, and multi-part collages will provide an art historical and pluridisciplinary perspective on the mechanisms behind visual storytelling.

The exhibition features the work of:

  • Jean-Daniel Allanche (1940, Tunisia–2015, France)
  • Josep Baqué (1895–1967, Spain)
  • Ariane Bergrichter (1937, Germany–1996, Belgium)
  • Josie Lipton Bryant (Twentieth Century, United States)
  • Aloïse Corbaz (1886–1964, Switzerland)
  • Henry Darger (1892–1973, United States)
  • James Edward Deeds, Jr. (1908–1987, United States)
  • Charles A. A. Dellschau (1830–1923, United States)
  • Jean Fick (b. 1876, France)
  • Jerry Gretzinger (b. 1942, United States)
  • William A. Hall (b. 1943, United States)
  • Carlo Keshishian (b. 1980, United Kingdom)
  • Susan Te Kahurangi King (b. 1951, New Zealand)
  • Paul Laffoley (1935–2015, United States)
  • Malcolm McKesson (1909–1999, United States)
  • Melvin Edward Nelson (1908–1992, United States)
  • Jean Perdrizet (1907–1975, France)
  • Achilles G. Rizzoli (1896–1982, United States)
  • Richard Saholt (1924–2014, United States)
  • Agatha Wojciechowsky (1896, Germany–1986, United States)
  • Adolf Wölfli (1864–1930, Switzerland)

The exhibition is coproduced with the LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, where a complementary selection of artists is presented until March 25, 2018. The New York presentation is curated by Valérie Rousseau, PhD, Curator, Self-Taught Art and Art Brut, American Folk Art Museum.

A book will be available.

American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
(Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets)
New York, NY 10023

folkartmuseum.org

Slovenian Outsiders

until February 11, 2018

"Co+Existence of Four Tales" at Trebnje Gallery of Naive Artists presents contemporary self-taught art by four very different Slovenian artists: Borut Holland, Samo, Darja Štefančič and Janez Štros.

Trebnje Gallery of Naive Artists (Galerija likovnih samorastnikov Trebnje)
Goliev trg 1, 8210 Trebnje, Slovenia
www.ciktrebnje.si

Musée d'Art Brut de Montpellier

January 1 – March 31, 2018 

Artworks by Simone Picciotto are exhibited at Musée d'Art Brut de Montpellier. Picciotto creates dreamlike scenes on wood, sometimes in diptychs, fusing paint with found objects.

L’Atelier Musée
1 Rue Beau Séjour, 34000 Montpellier, France
​www.atelier-musee.com

African American Southern Art at de Young

until April 1, 2018

"Revelations: Art from the African American South" continues at de Young, celebrating the debut of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco major acquisition from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Atlanta of 62 works by contemporary African American artists from the Southern US. Featuring paintings, sculptures, drawings, and quilts by 22 acclaimed artists, including Thornton Dial, Bessie Harvey, Lonnie Holley, Ronald Lockett, Joe Minter, Mary T. Smith, Mose Tolliver and Purvis Young.

 

From de Young's website:

The history of the partnership between the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Souls Grown Deep Foundation dates back to 2006, when the Museums hosted the loan exhibition The Quilts of Gee’s Bend.

The cultural origins of these artworks can be traced back to the African Diaspora, slavery, and the Jim Crow era of institutionalized racism, which restricted both physical freedom and freedom of expression for African Americans. Despite these barriers, in the segregated and comparatively safe spaces of churches and cemeteries, as well as in the fields and forests, African Americans created a cultural language that led to the evolution of distinctly African American musical forms such as gospel, blues, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll.

These rich musical traditions were paralleled by visual traditions that typically were symbolic in form or concealed from view in order to escape censure or destruction. Working with little or no formal training, and often employing cast-off objects and unconventional materials, these artists have created visually compelling works that address some of the most profound and persistent issues in American society, including race, class, gender, and religion.

Only during the modern civil rights movement did these visual traditions and their messages move into the open—initially in the private yards of African American homes, and later in commercial galleries and public museums. Historically marginalized, patronized, or promoted with reductive terms such as folk, naive, or outsider, these artists have earned equal consideration in the history of American art. Put in the context of the larger American Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the works—which include some of the finest contemporary art created in the United States—have the potential to influence American cultural studies to more accurately reflect the nation’s historical diversity and complexity.

A companion exhibition, drawn entirely from the recently acquired Paulson Fontaine Press archives, will also feature prints by Lonnie Holley, as well as four quilters centered around Gee’s Bend, Alabama—Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta Bennett, and Loretta Pettway.

de Young
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

deyoung.famsf.org

Milan Galleries Explore Language in Visual Art

until January 31, 2018

"Shadow of the Words: Sign, language. Silences" is a project curated by Luciano Tellaroli on the language trend in visual art, with over 60 works by a wide range of artists.

The show takes place in three locations in Milan: Carte Scoperte, Maroncelli 12 and Casa dell’Arte Spagna Bellora.

www.carte-scoperte.com
​www.maroncelli12.it

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