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.
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Outsider Art Fair Doubles in Size for 2019
Brook 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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