I wrote a short while back about Material Culture’s weekend of auctions dedicated solely to the superb, self-taught art collection of Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme—the March 29 and 30th sales seem to have been a success for the auction house
They sure were for us, we netted 4 of the 5 lots that we bid on, 3 Haitian and 1 American—all sculpture.
Some background on the auctions:
In an exclusive arrangement with the auction house, Demme brought to market a substantial amount of sculpture and painting totaling over 1,000 lots from his even more massive private collection.
From the auction catalog, “Direct from the Eye: The Jonathan Demme Collection of Self-Taught Art is a compendium of Demme’s travels and tastes that transcends borders, encompassing Haitian and American self-taught artists from the 1940s to the present, contemporary intuitive painters from Jamaica, as well as art from Africa, South America and Europe.”
A few of the highlights of the Material Culture auction are online.