Bill Traylor folk art brings $42,550 at May 5 Slotin sale A painting on original found cardboard of a blue cat by the Alabama freed slave folk artist Bill Traylor (1856-1947) sold for $42,550 at a folk art sale held May 5 by Slotin Auction in Buford, Georgia
pretty strong, and it doesn't seem to be affected by fluctuations in the economy or world events,” observed Ms. Slotin. “Right after September 11, we had to send a catalog to the printer for a November sale. We debated for days about what do do. Would people be interested in buying art? Would they travel? It turned out to be our strongest sale ever.”
She continued, “This May, we had some similar worries. The price of gas is through the roof, and property values are all over the map, but our fears turned out to be unfounded. The folk art market has never been stronger. Masterpiece items, especially, by the recognized artists, have appreciated by leaps and bounds. These items are enjoyable to collect and are a great investment, too.”
Slotin's next big sale is planned for Saturday, November 10th. “We already have an incredible lineup planned for November that should rival the May sale in terms of quality,” Ms. Slotin said. “Already we're pretty much set with the bulk of what's to be offered, and that's early for us. In addition, we have a great international sale planned, with a famous consignor and a major museum.”
A date for that event has not yet been set, but anyone interested in learning more about Slotin Auction and its calendar of upcoming sales may visit the firm online at www.slotinfolkart.com. The Slotins are always accepting quality folk art pieces for their future sales. To consign an item or collection, you may call them at (404) 403-4244. Or, you may e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.