Christie’s continues to try to expand the market for Outsider art both through the Contemporary art market and as an extension of the American art market. Bloomberg’s James Tarmy has a story on the latter approach:
Christie’s […] is holding an auction of Outsider & Vernacular art on Jan. 22, which will coincide with the Outsider Art Fair, which runs Jan. 21–24 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.
Christie’s top lot is a sculpture by William Edmondson (1874-1951), which has a high estimate of $250,000. [above] Other lots include a graphite and crayon drawing by Martín Ramírez from 1953, Untitled (Seven Stags), which has a high estimate of $100,000, and a child-like painting by William Hawkins of a spotted leopard from 1988, which carries a high estimate of $40,000.