Audrey Heckler in conversation with Sara Kay

November 15, 2017

Audrey is a leading collector of works by self-taught artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A Limitless Vision: The Collection of Audrey B. Heckler, shown at Sara Kay Gallery, featured over 30 rare and important paintings, drawings, and sculptures from Audrey’s prestigious collection, many of which were exhibited to the public for the first time.

Topics of conversation include Sara Kay's tribute to Audrey as a female art collector, Audrey's unwavering commitment to outsider art, and a discussion of how her collection traces the development of outsider art from the 20th century to today. Audrey provides insight to the exhibited works which span a wide range of subject matter, materials, voices and visions by celebrated American artists, such as Martín Ramírez, David Butler, and James Castle, as well European artists Adolf Wölfli, Augustin Lesage, and Aloise Corbaz.

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Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts Conference, Christie’s Education New York

June 26 - 27, 2018 

The Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts Conference,  organized by Christie’s Education New York, saw over 170 people gathered at Christie’s auction house to listen to 70 presentations which chronicled the essential contribution women made to the arts. In the keynote address given by Sara Kay, she talks about how celebration is an act of gratitude that bring many different people together. For two days,  the audience had the opportunity to discover extraordinary women who through their activities as supporters or producers of art challenged the limitation imposed by society on their gender. The presentations covered a lot of ground, historically and geographically, but the most important was that people exchanged, shared their experience and their knowledge, discussed the challenges they faced while conducting their research. 

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