Outsider art has its weekend in New York; French auctioneers clear more than €1.1bn; Skarstedt readies a new New York space; Behind the first art market index in the late 1960s; Francine du Plessix Gray dies at 88.This commentary by Marion Maneker is available to AMMpro subscribers. (The first month of AMMpro is free and subscribers are welcome to sign up for the first month and cancel before they are billed.)
Outsider Art Fair Doubles in Size for 2019Brook Mason has a preview of this year’s Outsider Art Fair in New York and the attendant auctions at Christie’s—where there’s a $250k Henry Darger and some Bill Traylor’s on offer. The number of dealers at the Outsider Art Fair has more than doubled this year to 65:
- High-profile collectors such as MoMA president emerita Agnes Gund, as well as A-list artists Maurizio Cattalan, Sophie Calle, and KAWS, regularly snap up prize examples. Then there are the top celebrity collectors: David Byrne of the Talking Heads, movie director Jim Jarmusch, and actress Rachel McAdams, among the most notable and outspoken fans of outsider art.
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