PRESS & NEWS

Our gallery has been highlighted in publications ranging from The New York Times to shelter magazines.

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The New York Times

Excerpted from The Outsider Art Fair Made ‘Big’ Again — Roberta Smith Art Review | Outsider Art Fair 2016: It is almost shocking to recall that the achievement of the great Morton Bartlett (1909-1992) was unveiled at the first 1993 fair by the dealer Marion Harris, who had acquired his work after his death. Bartlett vaulted instantly into the outsider pantheon, while disturbing the insider-outsider division. Harvard-educated, Bartlett was a freelance photographer and graphic designer who, between 1936 and 1963, devoted his leisure time to making and photographing anatomically correct half-size girls (and the occasional boy) and their wardrobes.

Country Home

Top 10 Collectibles – Collecting Natural History
Centuries ago, aristocrats collected scarabs as a sign of their
education and travel.

The New York Times

Excerpted from Visionaries in Bubble, Safe From Convention –
Ken Johnson, Art Review | Outsider Art Fair 2008: The adopted son of a well-to-do Massachusetts family, Bartlett dropped out of Harvard during the Depression and thereafter led an apparently ordinary life as a graphic designer and commercial photographer.

Antiques and the Arts Weekly

The Outsiders And The Insiders Make For A Strong Marketplace — David S. Smith
While what actually defines an Outsider artist may be debated within collecting circles for years to come, the public venue in which to acquire works by Outsiders has been definitive for more than a decade-and-a-half.

The New York Times

Excerpted from Doll, You Oughta Be in Pictures — Roberta Smith
Morton Bartlett is already considered a great outsider artist by many. Bartlett, who was born in 1909 and died in Boston in 1992, is known for making a group of about 15 ivory-skinned, anatomically complete plaster sculptures of young children and adolescents.

The Boston Globe

Excerpted from The Man Who Played With Dolls — Ken Johnson
What drove Morton Bartlett to create exquisitely realistic sculptures, dress them, and take pictures of them in evocatively staged scenes is a mystery.