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Event Date3 February 10:00 AM EST | Live auction 19908

Outsider Art

New York
Outsider Art

Sale Overview

Christie’s upcoming Outsider Art auction features masterpieces by the category’s top artists as well as significant works by up-and-coming names in the field. The sale includes drawings and sculptures from iconic figures including Henry Darger, Bill Traylor, and Martin Ramirez, as well as a selection of remarkable works by European artists such as Augustin Lesage, Adolf Wolfli, and Carlo Zinelli. Pieces by top American artists in the category, including Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, David Butler, James Castle, Sam Doyle, William Hawkins, Clementine Hunter, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Nellie Mae Rowe and Joseph Yoakum round out this diverse and exciting sale. 

This auction includes the Collection of William A. Fagaly, sold to benefit Prospect New Orleans’ William A. Fagaly Memorial Fund for Social Impact, selections from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, sold to benefit the Foundation and the Harlem Children’s Zone, the Judy and Gene Kohn Collection of Outsider Art, and other properties from esteemed private collections.


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29 January 10am – 5 pm
30 January 1pm – 5pm
31 January 10am – 5pm
1 February 10am – 5pm
2 February 10am – 5pm
3 February 10am – 12pm

Auction times
03 Feb 10:00 AM (EST) Lots 1-145

Our specialist’s selection

Brought to you by

Cara Zimmerman

Cara Zimmerman

Head of Americana and Outsider Art | Outsider Art

Cara Zimmerman is a Vice President, Head of Americana and Outsider Art. Since joining the company in 2014, Cara has developed and expanded Christie’s Outsider Art sales, creating stand-alone auctions for the category and achieving world auction records for important Outsider artists including William Edmondson, William Hawkins, Bill Traylor, and Carlo Zinelli, among many others. She has also been instrumental in highly successful Folk Art sales, which have achieved top prices for works by artists including Edward Hicks, Ammi Phillips, Wilhelm Schimmel, and Samuel Addison and Ruth Whittier Shute.

Before joining Christie’s, Cara worked for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and served as Executive Director for the Foundation for Self-Taught Artists in Philadelphia. She has edited and written for catalogues published by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Ackland Art Museum at UNC Chapel Hill, San Jose State University, and the University of Delaware University Museums. Cara received her AB from Harvard University and her MA from the University of Delaware. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Delaware.

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