Outsider art

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Obituaries

Ruth DeYoung Kohler II, Outsider art champion and Art Preserve founder, has died, aged 79

She helped establish the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin as one of the leading institutions dedicated to self-taught artists

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Acquisitions

American Folk Art Museum announces gift of over 500 works by self-taught artists

Trove donated by collector Audrey B. Heckler includes examples of European Art Brut and works by African-American artists

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Outsider art

Outsider art pulls an 'in' crowd in New York

The city's Americana week saw works by 20th century self-taught artists edging out traditional folk art and antiques thanks to a growing celebrity-studded client base

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The Buck stopped here

Grassroots band of locals organise a squat to protect Gerry's Pompeii

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Art market

New York’s Americana week reveals a generational shift in taste

Sales lag while demand for folk art is on the rise as Millennials move away from a ‘Home Alone’ aesthetic

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Linda on the loose

The Outsider Art Fair: a victim of its own success?

The event does better when it casts a wide net, while sticking closer to its roots

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Art fairs

The mainstreaming of outsider art yields a market in flux

New York’s Outsider Art Fair swells in size as it looks to align itself with larger contemporary art fairs

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The Buck stopped here

The mysterious Hermione: Andy Holden and Jarvis Cocker celebrate unknown British artist with homemade wine and mix-tapes

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Art fairs

Outsider Art Fair postones first Basel edition

Director Andrew Edlin says the fair is still a modest operation

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Artists

Pallant House Gallery to host UK's first outsider art conference

May event organised by the charity Outside In and European Outsider Art Association aims to give voice to artists on margins of society

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Exhibitions

National Gallery of Art show integrates the outliers

Outliers and American Vanguard Art in Washington, DC, makes clear that schooled and self-taught artists have never been that far apart

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Art market

The Outsider Art Fair to launch first Basel edition this summer

The Basel programming may centre on Swiss art brut artists and institutions

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Art market

Outsider Art Fair welcomes new exhibitors to New York

Genre continues to embrace ever-widening fringe, to collectors’ delight

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Exhibitions

Sotheby's brings outsider art to Bond Street

Exhibition with charity Outside In shows work by "hidden" artists working outside mainstream society

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Art fairs

China discovers its self-taught artists

Alternative art festival launched in Beijing draws on pioneering work of Nanjing Outsider Art Centre

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Exhibitions

Japanese Outsider Art gets a warm Wellcome

The exhibition will bring together more than 300 works by residents of social welfare institutions on the country’s Honshu island

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Collectors

Collector interview: Peter Fay, Australia’s champion of the outsider

The collector of works that are knotty, passionate, perverse and deeply personal talks about his tastes and his gift to the nation