I have bought and sold art and antiques for 35 or 40 years. My favorite paintings are by Clementine Hunter. My favorite deceased artist is Jimmy Lee Sudduth. My favorite living artist–how I love my friend Bernice Sims but I don’t think anyone can top the awesome and sometimes vulgar antics of Steven Chandler. His paintings are beyond good. He is as crazy as a fox but somehow I always look forward to seeing what is next!–olRoff– Graves Country Gallery
Archive for April, 2012
Vivian Gatzert, Age 96 died in Lodi, Ca. She was almost exactly 20 years older than me. She was a little spitfire who said her piece, and her voice was heard! She was very small in stature but mighty in person. She was a great artist and a great friend. I loved Vivian. –olRoff
Last weekend was the best weekend for auctions I have ever had. All weekend we had Slotins Folk Art Auction and in addition, Sunday we had Ogrens auction the estate of Vivian Gatzert. There was something from the highest end to something all could afford.
One day the old rancher, Joe Disch was sitting in the gallery with me. A man came in all excited, As he looked at the stoneware in the case behind me. “That is great Black glass!” he said. “But sir, thats not Black glass”, I replied. Excitedly he said, “Yes! It is!” I asked him how he knew. He replied,”Jesus says it is and Jesus doesn’t lie!!”—He won the argument hands down!–olRoff
Slotin Folk Art Auction catalog is out. The auction dates are April 21 and April 22, 2012. You must have a copy of their catalog. It is an excellance reference guide and is free. just phone 770532 1115.
Steve and Amy helped me in this world of folk art.We sold at Folk Fest commencing in 1996 thru 2002 or so. Often we have pieces for sale in the auction and often we buy pieces. You can find the best there.–olRoff