William Hawkins.  The Good Luck Gallery.

This Week's Outsider Art Fair Offers A Range of Spectacular Artistic Visions, From Spiritual to Nightmarish

The Outsider Art Fair, the only fair dedicated to Self-Taught Art, Art Brut and Outsider Art, and in its 27th New York edition, takes place January 17-20, 2019, at The Metropolitan Pavilion. The fair showcases 67 exhibitors, representing 37 cities from 7 countries, with 8 first-time galleries.

Highlights:

 - LA's The Good Luck Gallery (booth 26), the only commercial space on the West Coast dedicated to showing Self-taught art including Outsider, Folk and Visionary work, will show a rare William Hawkins work not seen in decades, and other discoveries. 

Born in Kentucky in 1895, William Hawkins is a self-taught artist who was active in the Columbus, Ohio area for most of his life. He began his painting career in the 1930s, experimenting with house paint on found wood, using images from both pop culture media and his own photography as inspiration for his fantastical pieces. His expressionist paintings are marked by his broad, painterly brushstrokes enlivened by his bold color palettes. He chose subjects from his own life as sources for his spiritual, almost surreal paintings. For most of his life, Hawkins supported himself by working a wide range of laborious jobs; his series of animals reflect his time working on a farm breaking horses. He is promoted by the Foundation for Self Taught Artists and his work is featured in the permanent collection of the American Folk Art Museum in New York.

SHOWN: William Hawkins, Untitled, c. early 1980’s, enamel on wood paneling, 40 x 48”. The Good Luck Gallery.

 - Humbaba Fine Arts (booth 24) is featuring the paintings of ROBERT KIPPUR 1944 - 2015. Robert Kippur, an art school reject, was completely self-taught. He was born in 1944 and lived in isolation in Chelsea, New York. His temper left him with no friends and estranged from his family. In solitude, he was tormented by crippling nightmares and expressed these nightmares and feelings of isolation through his art.

- Steven S. Powers will show works from his 98-page online catalog, FINDING NORTH, which can be viewed at stevenspowers.com 

An exciting discovery is the eleven works by MW Demorest as an inmate at The Kansas State Insane Asylum at Osawatomie. The drawings and letters date to and around 1892 and provide a rare insight into early institutional art.

Upcoming Events

Johnnie Cooper, Anstel, 2018, oil and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm
  • April 19 - May 4, 2019
  • London, United Kingdom

Johnnie Cooper: throe on throe

Albany Arts Communications

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ
London, United Kingdom

www.saatchigallery.com

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1109 Layers of Steel, Robyn Horn, steel, 2007
  • April 20 - June 22, 2019
  • Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Heavy metal: Arkansas Women to Watch 2019

Art & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
701 South Main Street
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

asc701.org/upcoming/2019/4/20/heavy-metal.

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Lot 14 JOHANN BERTHELSEN American (1883-1972) Nocturne (Statue of Liberty and Manhattan Sky Line) oil on canvas, signed lower right "Johann Berthelsen" 20 x 25 inches Estimate $10,000-15,000
  • April 22 - May 2, 2019
  • Milford, Connecticut

Fine Art Auction

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers
49 Research Drive
Milford, Connecticut

https://www.shannons.com/

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Yvonne Thomas, "Map Notes", 1965, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in.
  • April 23 - August 16, 2019
  • New York, New York

Inspiration & Exploration

Anita Shapolsky Gallery
152 East 65th Street (patio)
New York, New York

http://anitashapolskygallery.com/newsite/

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Ilana Manolson, Hunter, 2019, acrylic on yupo paper on board, 152.5cm x 61cm
  • April 23 - May 10, 2019
  • London , United Kingdom

Ilana Manolson: Chance Encounters

Cadogan Contemporary

Cadogan Contemporary
87 Old Brompton Rd
London , United Kingdom

https://www.cadogancontemporary.com/exhibition/ilana-manolson-chance-encounters/

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Peter Ruprecht
  • April 24-28, 2019

Art With Me *GNP Tulum

Second Edition of the Arts & Ecoculture Festival Features Art From Keith Haring, Ernesto Neto, Pedro Friedeberg, And Mark Ryden

https://www.artwithme.org/

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William Perehudoff, Allegro (AC-67-002), 1967, acrylic on canvas, 92 5/8 x 75 1/4 inches.
  • April 25 - May 24, 2019
  • New York, New York

William Perehudoff: Architect of Color

Berry Campbell Gallery

Berry Campbell
530 West 24 Street
New York, New York

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stARTup SF at the Hotel del Sol
  • April 26-28, 2019
  • San Francisco, California

stARTup San Francisco 2019: Call for Artists

Startup Art Fair LLC

Ray Beldner
3100 Webster St
San Francisco, California

https://www.startupartfair.com/artists/

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Neha Puri Dhir, Zazen, 2015, resist dye on silk, 41” x 41”
  • April 27 - May 5, 2019
  • Wilton, Connecticut

Art + Identity: an international view

browngrotta arts
276 Ridgefield Road
Wilton, Connecticut

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  • April 27, 2019
  • San Diego, California
Photo Credit: Detail of cover from Sally Bedell Smith, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch (New York: Random House, 2012).
  • April 30, 2019
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Featured Event

Mary Stevens Fish’s 1879 painting, “Yosemite,” will be on exhibit in “Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960” at the Pasadena Museum of History Sept.  29-March 31.  (Photo courtesy of Maurine St.  Gaudens and Joseph Morsman).
Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960
Pasadena History Museum
September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019
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