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One of New York’s most popular fairs returns with Sanford L. Smith & Associates’ 19th Annual Outsider Art Fair, being held February 11 - 13, 2011 at 7 W. 34th Street, near Fifth Avenue, in New York City.
The Fair began 19 years ago, showcasing an otherwise unrecognized market at that time. Since then, this event has brought international attention to art created outside of mainstream society — visionary, primitive, self-taught, and intuitive in nature.
This year’s exhibitors are:
American Primitive Gallery The Ames Gallery Galerie Christian Berst Bodell Umbrella Arts Galerie Bonheur Galerie Bourbon-Lally Henry Boxer Gallery Grey Carter - Objects of Art Cavin-Morris Gallery Creative Growth Art Center The Electric Pencil Andrew Edlin Gallery Fountain Gallery Gilley's Gallery C. Grimaldis Gallery The Gallery at HAI Carl Hammer Gallery Marion Harris Galerie Atelier Herenplaats Dean Jensen Gallery Just Folk Yukiko Koide Presents Lindsay Gallery Maxwell Projects Olof Art Gallery Outsider Folk Art Gallery The Pardee Collection Ricco/Maresca Gallery Stephen Romano Judy A. Saslow Gallery Tanner-Hill Gallery Wasserwerk.Galerie Lange Marcia Weber Art Objects
Some of the Exhibitions:
Gilley’s is also showing parts of a recently acquired collection of work by Louisiana Outsider artist David Butler, who created his fanciful sculptures of crudely fashioned tin and found objects.
In addition, their exhibit includes the whimsical carvings of contemporary folk artists Shane Campbell (including one of Ray Charles sitting at his piano), the brightly colored paintings of Sarah Rakes, as well as an assortment of pieces by Willie/Willie.
Dr. Thomas Röske gives a special talk about the Prinzhorn Collection. Before World War II, and before Jean Dubuffet took up the interest of "art brut," Dr. Hans Prinzhorn was already taking special interest in the artwork being created by the patients in his psychiatric hospital in Heidlberg, Germany. Dr. Röske, the current Director, has worked to create accessibility to the works, and to have the collection be seen as relevant in a contemporary art context.
There is also a panel discussion of the role of artist with disabilities in outsider and contemporary art.
The Fair benefits two art centers that celebrate the works of artists with disabilities, both of which are exhibiting at the Fair
For more information visit www.sanfordsmith.com.
19th Annual Outsider Art Fair February 11-13, 2011
Sanford L. Smith & Associates 7 W 34th Street New York City
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