Friday, January 20, 2017

Always finding space for one more piece of Outsider Art

THE NEW YORK TIMES
Show Us Your Walls
By Robin Pogrebin
Monty Blanchard and Leslie Tcheyan with their salon-style presentation of outsider and other art, at their TriBeCa home. Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times</td>
NEW YORK---Monty Blanchard, president of the American Folk Art Museum, and his companion of 10 years, Leslie Tcheyan, a jewelry designer, do have one blank spot left on a wall of their TriBeCa apartment — but just one. The rest of the soaring three-bedroom loft (including the bathrooms and kitchen) is filled with art, reflecting work by untrained and outsider artists. Their collection ranges from a tinfoil wolverine ($100) to a large Martín Ramírez train ($100,000). There are works by recognized masters (Bill Traylor, Thornton Dial, Achilles Rizzoli) and anonymous creators. [link]

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