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American Charmer: Folk artist Grandma Moses on the block in Nov.

Citizen Times / October 29th, 2009

Just in time for the holidays, "Grandmother's House We Go,” by self-taught artist Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses, New York and Virginia, 1860-1961), is up for sale at North Carolina's Brunk Auctions on Nov. 14. Her 1940 painting depicts a family in a horse-drawn sleigh crossing a bridge ...

$48k Schoolgirl Stitches: Southern sampler snags auction record

Maine Antiques Digest / October 27th, 2009

A rare and exceptionally well-preserved silk-on-linen sampler stitched by Sarah Ann Gibbons in 1834 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, its colors bright and clear, opened at $9000 and quickly moved past the $20,000/30,000 estimate last July. Virginia auctioneer Jeffrey Evans brought the hammer down at ...

Creative Spaces: Mixing folk art, antique styles in a Spanish Colonial

Architectural Digest / October 12th, 2009

“Each object becomes a piece of art,” Malibu-based designer Karin Blake says of her treatment of folk art in her clients' Los Angeles house. She placed an antique rocking horse on an 1890 sideboard with an oil by Rufino Tamayo. Her signature style is a blend of antiques, often from unexpected ...

Quilts come in from the cold, with V&A collection as an art show

London Times / September 2nd, 2009

It is one of the common threads that runs through the great art collections of the world — among the masterpieces of Velázquez and Manet, Rennaissance frescoes, and the Venus de Milo, you are unlikely ever to come across a quilt. Now, though, the craft once disparaged as a pastime for bored women ...