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Outsider Art

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 such as William Edmondson, Bill Traylor, Thornton Dial and Adolf Wolfli. Also featured are remarkable works by European and Asian artists such as Anna Zemankova, Guo Fengyi, Oswald Tschirtner and Hiroyuki Doi. Pieces by top American artists in the category, including Minnie Evans, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, David Butler, James Castle, Sam Doyle, William Hawkins, Clementine Hunter, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Minnie Evans and Joseph Yoakum round out this diverse and exciting sale.

Auction times
01 Mar 10:00 AM (EST) Lots 1-127

Our specialist’s selection

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Cara Zimmerman

Cara Zimmerman

Head of Americana and Outsider Art | American Folk 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.
Julia Jones

Julia Jones

Associate Specialist | Outsider Art

Since joining Christie’s in 2018, Julia Jones has been instrumental in the successful sale of works of important American furniture and paintings, Outsider art and Decorative arts. Julia has worked on landmark sales such as the Collection of Anne and Gordon Getty, La Rêverie: The Collection of Sydell Miller and the Collection of Henry Ford II. She oversaw the white glove sale of High Style in Highland Park: The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Edwin L. Cox. Julia graduated with B.A.’s in Art History and Anthropology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and went on to receive her Master’s degree in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

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