What the Art Market has to say about Bill TRAYLOR (c.1853-1949)

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2021: the best works in January auctions [08 Jan 2021]

The catalogues for the various different top-notch art auctions to be held this January have plenty of inspirational content. At Phillips there will be Contemporary prints by major signatures; at Christie’s there will be works by so-called Outsider artists as well as rare prints, while Sotheby’s will be offering some powerful masterpieces by Old Masters. […]

Inside Outsider Art [17 Jan 2020]

It’s almost a textbook case: when a movement, disconnected from any existing networks, begins to gain visibility – often via self-funded exhibitions – and brings together a small community of artists, connoisseurs and collectors, it already has a reasonable chance of sticking. Then galleries get involved… public recognition starts to pick up… the artists’ works […]

Outsider Art: an uninhibited market [30 Jan 2018]

Original works ranging from under $200 to nearly $700,000… all in one sale? That’s what you get in a dedicated Outsider Art sale. And, a bit like the works themselves, this market is heterogeneous both in terms of style and and price… and therefore completely uninhibited. The Art Brut is no longer terra incognita for […]

Art Brut gets deeper into the market [02 Feb 2016]

It might seem paradoxical, but Art Brut (or Outsider Art) is increasingly moving in from the art world’s margins to become an emerging segment of the art market in its own right.

Art Brut: its Biennial, its market… [08 Apr 2014]

The Art Brut collection in Lausanne was the first of its kind and is today the largest collection of “Outsider Art” in the world, making Lausanne the de facto capital of Outsider Art.

“Outsider” art in Paris and Brussels [03 Apr 2013]

While Art Paris Art Fair (28 March – 1 April 2013) occupied the Grand Palais with 144 galleries from 20 countries presenting the most currently popular names in Modern and Contemporary art,

Art Brut: auction prices going crazy [01 Jun 2004]

The marginal Art Brut movement has been forcing its way into the heart of the art market in recent years. The museums have already got their hands on the best pieces, and now works on offer at auction are starting to be snapped up. Judging from the spectacular price rallies, the finest pieces could well reach USD 1 million one day and effectively rival the best of mainstream art.

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