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Lots to Watch: Quilts by Sarah Mary Taylor and Other African American Quilters Featured in North Carolina Folk Art Auction

Rare art, fascinating objects, and significant collections can be found at local auction houses, from California to North Carolina   THREE-DOZEN HANDS seemingly waving this way and that create a joyful pattern on a large, undated quilt by Sarah Mary Taylor (1916-2000) of Yazoo City, Miss. Known for her appliqué style and laying her quilts out in a windowpane design, Taylor’s composition features a three-by-three grid with four hands in each box. She often employs silhouettes of hands, text, animals, and a figure wearing a scarf in her work, sewing the images directly on top of quilts she made using fabric from dresses. A small selection of quilts by African American artists is for sale at Ledbetter Folk Art Auctions in Gibsonville, N.C., including three quilts Taylor. The auction house specializes in what it calls outsider art, self-taught art, and folk art. Tomorrow, Ledbetter is hosting a 544-lot Folk Art Auction. The sale features items from the collection of Larry Hackley, (1948-2021), a specialist in Southern pottery, quilts, and Kentucky folk art. A white collector, curator, and author, he owned Hackley Gallery in Winchester, Ky., before moving it to Berea, Ky.   Lot 0271: From the collection of Larry Hackley, […]

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