John Foster in the New York Times

Friday’s New York Times featured an article starring our man John Foster and his efforts to preserve the works of outsider artist Ralph Lanning. Let’s let the great gray lady tell part of the the story:

“Lanning died in December at 93, and his family scheduled an artwork auction on the lawns. Mr. Foster persuaded the Kohler Foundation in Wisconsin, which finances outsider art preservation, to buy the sculptures as gifts for the university’s campus. He represented Kohler at the sale on April 9, paying more than $1,000 for unwieldy pieces. ‘I held my card up and never put it down,’ he said.”

Read the full article here.