Ellis Ruley (USA, 1882-1959) Painting
Lee Godie (USA, 1908-1994) PaintingPurvis Young (USA, 1943-2010), Untitled (Dudes in
Philadelphia, PA, United States
DoneNov 3, 2013 4:00 PM UTC

Candles In The Light: Folk & Self-Taught Art

Material Culture brings an astonishing gathering of important folk and self-taught art to public auction on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013. Comprising over 700 lots, its sale, ?Candles in the Light: International Folk and Self-Taught Art, ? revels in the spirit and diversity of unique artistic vision around the globe. A leader in self-taught art, Material Culture has once again compiled a stunning array of paintings and drawings in this burgeoning field, led by pieces by Purvis Young, Howard Finster, Justin McCarthy, Ellis Ruley, Prince Twins Seven-Seven, Victor Joseph Gatto, Thornton Dial, Jack Savitsky, Lee Godie, Anna Zemankova, Vojislav Jakic, Anne Grgich, Ted Gordon, Josephus Farmer, Inez Walker, Domenico Zindato, Kwame Akoto, and many others. Self-taught sculpture includes work by S.L. Jones, and Nate Barrow, both also shown in two-dimensional artwork, as well as works by William Dawson, Mr. Imagination, and folk-art inspired artists R.A. Miller and David Butler. A truly global compendium of folk art at the sale is led by pieces from Haitian metalworker Georges Liautaud, Togolese folk artist Abagli Kossi, and New Mexican artists Felippe Archuleta and Horacio Valdez.  A large assortment of Georgia folk pottery comes to the sale, including the work of Lanier Meaders, Chester Hewell, and others in the same families or tradition. Other substantial categories include a variety of Polish folk sculpture from the 1930s through 1970's, including Polish Judaica folk art, African popular art movie posters, Indian Bihar folk painting, and a fine collection of Mexican retablos brought to auction by St. Joseph?s University. Special Lecture and Reception: Saturday 11/02/13, 2pm: Mexican Folk Devotional Retablos. Presented by Joseph F. Chorpenning, Editorial Director at Saint Joseph?s University Press. This illustrated lecture will focus particularly on the Mexican retablos being offered for sale at the November 3rd auction. Free, open to the public.