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Folk Art, Outsider Art and Related Terms: An Overview

Posted by Anca Tutescu on

Folk Art, Outsider Art and Related Terms: An Overview

In the previous blog posts we used some art terminology that we realized may not be familiar to all our readers, and is sometimes hard to distinguish even for specialists! I thought it would be helpful to create an overview about some of the art terms you will encounter in our artist spotlights. If you're interested to learn about this topic, read on!   Outsider Art Outsider art is made by self-taught or naïve artists who typically have little or no contact with the mainstream art world or art institutions. The term outsider art was coined by art critic Roger...

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The Scarecrows of Hawkins Bolden

Posted by Greene Rollins on

The Scarecrows of Hawkins Bolden

One of the biggest privileges of working at an antique store and art gallery is exploring art from a wide variety of sources and being able to expose incredible artists who are not as well-known to people. As part of Pride Month and in support of the Black Lives Matter protests that are happening across the world at the moment, we thought we’d take the opportunity to honor some artists from historically disenfranchised groups, whether they are people of color, women, or LGBTQ+, artists whom we really admire and whose voices we feel should be heard more clearly. --- We...

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