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Christie's: Outsider and Vernacular Art

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BILL TRAYLOR (CIRCA 1853-1949) Two Dogs Fighting; Man Chasing Dog, 1939-1942 
tempera, graphite and colored pencils on white paper-faced card 18x25in. THORNTON DIAL (1928-2016)  Creation of Life in the Blackberry Patch, 2003 
carpet, enamel, spray paint and Splash Zone compound on canvas on wood 73x73in. MINNIE EVANS (1892-1987)  Untitled, 1963 oil and gold paints, ink on paper
14x20in. JUDITH SCOTT (1943-2005) Untitled (Heart), 1993  yarn and canvas strips over mixed media supports 34 in. high; 16 in. wide; 14 in. deep CARLO ZINELLI (1916-1974)  Untitled (double-sided), 1973  tempera on paper
19 x 27 in. MARTIN RAMIREZ (1895-1963)  Untitled (Tunnels and Train), 1950s  graphite and crayon on two sheets of joined brown paper 67x38in.

Outsider and Vernacular Art
21 January 2021 at 10.00 am

Christie’s upcoming Outsider and Vernacular Art auction features masterpieces by the category’s top artists as well as significant works by up-and-coming names in the field.

The sale is led by multiple drawings by iconic artist Bill Traylor, Untitled (Tunnels and Train) by Martin Ramirez, and a number of important constructions by Thornton Dial. Highlights also include a selection of works by European and Asian artists such as Carlo Zinelli and Hiroyuki Doi, as well as remarkable pieces by American artists including Minnie Evans, Clementine Hunter, Elijah Pierce, AG Rizzoli, Nellie Mae Rowe and Judith Scott.

This sale includes selections from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, sold to benefit the Foundation and the Harlem Children’s Zone.  

20 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10020

Viewing is by appointment only, 15-21 January.
To make an appointment and for more information, please visit christies.com or contact:

Cecilia Cascella
212 636 2230