Outsider Art/Uncommon Objects
Rago is one of the very few auction houses with a dedicated specialty in outsider art, a collecting area that is at last getting the attention it deserves. Major museums are establishing collections and holding exhibitions to promote the field. Prices and demand are on the rise. Rago deals in quality outsider art from the U.S. and beyond. We bring this property to market in an auction that also features fascinating and uncommon objects: fine and decorative arts; magic and sideshow related items; scientific and medical; erotica; artist mannequins; automatons and more.
What We Sell
Miriam Tucker DepartmentDirector
Miriam Tucker is the Managing Partner at Rago. She established the Outsider Art department in 2017 with the premiere of the auction Curiouser and Curiouser: Outsider Art and Uncommon Objects, co-conceived and catalogued with Outsider art specialist Marion Harris.
Meredith Hilferty Director, Fine Art
Meredith Hilferty heads the Fine Art department. A former Assistant Director with Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art, Ltd. in Philadelphia, she came to Rago in 2006 with a decade of experience in the evaluation of American and European art from the 18th-20th C. as well as appraisals and exhibition management. Since that time, she has developed a department that sets auction records for diverse and significant art at many price points. She appears as an expert appraiser for the PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, where she specializes in paintings and prints.
Why Sell with Rago?
- Competitive commissions and no hidden fees
- Free initial consultation/opinions of value
- Advice on auction versus private sale/purchase
- Mass-marketing to millions/micro-targeting to specific buyers
- World-class prices achieved