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Outsider Art Show

Sotheby's & Outside In

11 - 19th January 2018

Mon - Fri 9am - 4.30pm

Free Entry

Sotheby's 
34 - 35 New Bond Street 
London
 
Artists include Albert, Nick Blinko, Manuel Bonifacio & Ben Wilson. See art for sale by these artists on this website under the category outsider art for sale.
 
This is the first exhibition of outsider art to be held at Sotheby’s auction house and is a collaboration with the award winning charity Outside In. Founded in 2006 at Pallant House Gallery in West Sussex, Outside In became an independent charity in 2016 and will join Arts Council England’s National Portfolio in 2018. Outside In has provided a platform for those who define themselves as facing barriers to the art world whether due to health, disability, social circumstances or isolation. Its goal stands to create a fairer art world which rejects traditional values and institutional judgements about whose work can and should be displayed. 
 

 

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Welcome to MadgeGill.com. Here you will find a large selection of original  Madge Gill ink and pencil drawings offered for sale from £495. We will also keep you informed with news of events and exhibitions that include this fascinating artist.

Madge Gill (1882-1961) is undoubtedly one of the world's most highly regarded  outsider artists. She is represented in all of the international outsider public collections including the Collection de L'art  Brut   Lausanne and the L'Aracine Collection at the Musee  d'Art  Moderne in Lille.

Roger Cardinal, who coined the term Outsider Art in 1972 and is the author of the seminal text by the same name, writes in his latest biography 'The Life of Madge Gill':

"Gill’s frenetic improvizations have an almost hallucinatory quality, each surface being filled with checkerboard patterns that suggest giddy, quasi-architectural spaces. Afloat upon these swirling proliferations are the pale faces of discarnate and nameless women, sketched perfunctorily, albeit with an apparent concern for beauty, and with startled expressions."

Please take some time to browse the site and enjoy these magical drawings. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or feedback.

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With no training and no aspirations to fame, Madge Gill produced many secretive ink drawings during her lifetime. Working under the control of Myrninerest, her spirit guide, Madge's art remains an enigma.