Past Auction

Outsider Art

Tue, Nov 02, 2021 at 11am EDT |
New York
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Black Panther by Bill Traylor Topped the Sale of Outsider Art

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  • Successful Auction of Outsider Art on November 2, 2021
  • Featuring Works by Ulysses Davis, Howard Finster, Bessie Harvey, Clementine Hunter and Bill Traylor
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of Outsider Art and Folk Art on November 2, 2021. Special sections of the sale also showcased Marine Paintings (lots 1-28) and American Paintings & Prints (lots 29-107).

With competitive bidding, the November 2 auction totaled an exceptional $1,384,891, far surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $619,800-953,250, with a robust 90% sold by lot and 99% sold by value.

Highlighting the Outsider Art was Bill Traylor’s (1854-1947) watercolor and graphite depiction of a Black Panther. Property from the Estate of an Upper West Side Collector, the work surpassed its $25,000-35,000, selling for $40,950.

Strong prices were also achieved for other works from the same Estate. Dahlia, a wood relief by Ulysses Davis (1913-1990) tripled its $6,000-8,000 estimate, selling for $21,420, and a 1987 enamel on board by Bessie Harvey (b. 1929) titled Spirits achieved $5,355, many times its $700-1,000 estimate.

Property from a Scarsdale, NY Residence featured a colorful 1991 enamel on panel by Howard Finster (1916-2001) depicting a fantastical Dostrolo - City in Visions of Other Worlds realized $4,095, well over its $2,000-3,000 estimate.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.

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  • Collection of the late Henry B. Rehder, Sr, Wilmington, NC
  • Estate of a Prominent Connecticut Collector
  • Estate of an Upper West Side Collector
  • Estate of Mary A. McCarthy
  • From the Private Collection of Jacob and Sylvia Levy
  • Property from a Charleston South Carolina Estate
  • Property from a Connecticut Estate
  • Property from a Prominent Corporate Collection
  • Property from a Scarsdale, NY Residence
  • Property from the Collection of Diana and Joseph Rowan
  • Property from the Estate of a Private Collector
  • Property from the Estate of Frances Brunel LaGatta Shelton
  • Property from the Estate of Howard Aronson
  • Property from the Estate of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler
  • Property from The Monroe and Elizabeth Dreher Collection
  • Property of a Prominent New York Family
  • Property of a Prominent Private Collector
  • The Collection of Steven Schmidt

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