Up for auction on April, 11, 2008 at Stuart Holman in Cincinnati are three paintings by the Kentucky Appalachian artist/poet, Henry Faulkner. Faulkner was born in 1924 and soon became a ward of Kentucky welfare agencies. He had a difficult and tramatic childhood which translated in adulthood to hard partying and eccentric behavior. Today, this artist's work is highly sought after by Kentucky collectors.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
KENTUCKY CONNECTIONS AT AUCTION
Recently, I have noticed that some of my clients collect art because it makes them feel proud of their heritage. It's funny but that fact had not occurred to me until lately. Whether the piece is $1M or just $1, the connection to who they are as part of a race, gender, social class or as a part of a geographical location makes people feel more connected to the history of their people.