The October 2023 Sale of Original Works by Susan Seddon Boulet

Susan Seddon-Boulet  is considered an important founding member of the American Visionary Art Movement.  Her magnificent works are widely held in collections around the world.  Four books have been written about her life and art, "Shaman: The Paintings of Susan Seddon Boulet", "The Goddess Paintings",  "The Power of the Bear" and "Susan Seddon Boulet:A Retrospective", written by Michael Babcock and published by Pomegranate Art Books. 

Susan Seddon Boulet's art continues to exert a profound influence on the lives that it touches.  Anais Nin wrote:

"These figures are out of our dreams, those which flee from us upon awakening, those which are dispersed like dew at dawn, those which fall apart between our fingers like dust-roses.  Susan has a more muted step, or perhaps she is invisible more soft-voiced, soft-gestured, as the images do not escape from her.  She can return from her voyages with intact descriptions from places never visited by us but which we remember."

We are again very pleased to include notations from Michael Babcock about the work offered. Michael was a close friend of Susan's and her biographer. His numerous books about Susan and her art, have served to document and give personal insight into Susan and her artistic legacy.  

From Michael Babcock:  "This collection provides an excellent opportunity to see Susan's work at three periods her career.  The nine pieces from October 1972 to February 1974, are fine examples of what Susan called "my beginning work, as it were, in oil pastel." Most of her work from that period consists of oil pastels and ink painted on Crescent board and using a sgraffito technique, (etching away layers of oil pastel), to add detail. These pieces provide a snapshot, both in style and subject matter, of where her art had evolved since she began selling her work in late 1971. 

The three pieces from 1979 show the culmination of her work on Crescent board. We can see how her style had changed since 1972/3/4, becoming more layered, confident and more refined.

The final two pieces, from late 1981 reflect a major shift in her work, brought about by changing to a new painting surface. Susan said: "It was a departure because at that time I was told that I should change the boards I was working on because the new artist boards were archival. In making that change I had to change the technique, as well, because the working surface wasn't smooth like the previous boards I'd been using." Rather than using the sgraffito technique she had relied on before, she began using pencil drawing to add detail. This change can easily be seen, especially in the faces in these two pieces, when contrasted with the works from 1979.

From Turning Point Gallery (TPG): These offerings come from one collection, put together from shows in Susan's home, that have been exceptionally well cared for and stored over the decades.  


Please Note: These are medium resolution images to facilitate quicker downloads. The original works are brighter, of finer detail and richness of color.  Individual monitor settings may alter the color of the original image.


Closing The Offer Period: 

Please remember, at pre-determined but undisclosed, ending times beginning October 27, 2023 and running through November 1, 2023, offers will no longer be considered, and the pieces will be sold to the individuals holding the current high offer. (each piece has an individual, randomly selected ending time during that six day period).  

If you have any questions please call Christopher Pavlou at 610 565-8176. (9AM to 7PM EST)

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Auction Details - Dates - How to Offer - Terms, Etc.

You may click on any of the titles or images to see more information and detailed images from each piece.

"Adrift"
Oil Pastel/Ink on Artist Board
Date: 1973
Framed Size: 19-1/2"H x 22-5/8"W
Image Size: 12"H x 15-1/8"W
From Michael Babcock: In addition to the c ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder:
Opening Offer: $2,300 USD
Highest Offer: $0 USD
   "African Cape"
Oil Pastel/Ink on Artist Board - Mounted on Masonite
Date: 1973
Framed Size: 26-5/8"H x 26-5/8"W
Image Size: 17-7/8" Diameter
From Michael Babcock: Seeing Susan's painti ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder:
Opening Offer: $2,400 USD
Highest Offer: $0 USD

"Bast"
Oil Pastel/Ink/Pencil on Artist Board
Date: 1981
Framed Size: 19-3/8"H x 15-1/4"W
Image Size: 12-3/8"H x 8-1/2
From Michael Babcock: Egyptian mythology he ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder: hot*****oo.com
Opening Offer: $2,500 USD
Highest Offer: $2,500 USD
   "Birdman"
Oil Pastel/Ink on Artist Board
Date: 1973
Framed Size: 24"H x 24"W
Image Size: 15-3/4H x 15-3/4"W
From Michael Babcock: This figure is remin ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder:
Opening Offer: $2,300 USD
Highest Offer: $0 USD

"Circe"
Oil Paste/Pencil/Ink on Artist Board
Date: 1981
Framed Size: 14-3/8"H x 12-1/4"W
Image Size: 6-7/8"H x 4-7/8"W
From Michael Babcock: Many people were firs ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder: dr.*****il.com
Opening Offer: $2,000 USD
Highest Offer: $2,050 USD
   "Evening Star"
Oil Pastel/Ink on Artist Board
Date: 1979
Framed Size: 25-7/8"H x 19-3/4"W
Image Size: 17-5/8"H x 11-1/2"W
From Michael Babcock: Susanís titles often ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder:
Opening Offer: $2,300 USD
Highest Offer: $0 USD

"Music of the Sea"
Oil Pastel/Ink on Artist Board
Date: 1973
Framed Size: 13-1/8"H x 13-1/8"W
Image Size: 6-3/8" Diameter
From Michael Babcock: This is one of five p ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder:
Opening Offer: $1,400 USD
Highest Offer: $0 USD
   "Ophelia's Rest"
Oil Pastel/Ink on Artist Board
Date: 1973
Framed Size: 16"H x 19-1/8"W
Image Size: 9"H x 12-1/8"W
From Michael Babcock: Susan was always look ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder:
Opening Offer: $2,200 USD
Highest Offer: $0 USD

"Promise - Title unknown"
Oil Pastel/Ink on Artist Board
Date: 1973
Framed Size: 18-5/8"H x 12-3/8"W
Image Size: 11-7/8"H x 6"W
From Michael Babcock: Susan was fond of por ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder:
Opening Offer: $1,400 USD
Highest Offer: $0 USD
   "Satyr - Title unknown"
Oil Pastel/Ink on Artist Board
Date: 1972
Framed Size: 17-1/4"H x 17-1/4"W
Image Size: 9-3/4"Diameter
From Michael Babcock: From the beginning of ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder:
Opening Offer: $1,250 USD
Highest Offer: $0 USD

"Sorceress - Title unknown"
Oil Pastel/Ink on Artist Board
Date: 1973
Framed Size: 26-5/8"H x 26-5/8"W
Image Size: 17-7/8" Diameter
From Michael Babcock: This is another sophi ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder:
Opening Offer: $2,500 USD
Highest Offer: $0 USD
   "Unicorn - Title unknown"
Oil Pastel/Ink on Artist Board
Date: 1979
Framed Size: 26-5/8"H x 26-5/8"W
Image Size: 17-7/8" Diameter
From Michael Babcock: Much of Susan's work ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder:
Opening Offer: $2,600 USD
Highest Offer: $0 USD

"Unicorn On Her Sleeve"
Oil Pastel/Ink on Artist Board
Date: 1973
Framed Size: 22-3/4"H x 16-3/8"W
Image Size: 15-1/4"H x9-1/4"W
From Michael Babcock: Susan began her caree ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder:
Opening Offer: $1,900 USD
Highest Offer: $0 USD
   "Young Girl w/ Kitten - Title unknown"
Oil Pastel/Ink on Artist Board
Date: 1974
Framed Size: 14"H x 12"W
Image Size: 6-1/2"H x 4-1/2"W
From Michael Babcock: Here Susan has utiliz ... Read More/Bid
High Bidder:
Opening Offer: $900 USD
Highest Offer: $0 USD


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