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George Korinek's collection
RARE CASS CORRIDOR ART AND
FOUND TO BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2009
FOWLERVILLE, MICHIGAN - A rare collection of vintage and culturally
important art and memorabilia from the Cass Corridor in Detroit,
Michigan has surfaced in the most unlikely of spots, an estate in an
old farm town community known as Fowlerville, Michigan. The unique
find consists of several artifacts of nationally renowned visual
arts artists, musicians and poets.. The collection will be sold at
public auction at 7922 Lange Rd. in Fowlerville, Michigan on
Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 12 Noon. The proceeds from the
auction will benefit the extensive renovation project of the Cass
Corridor Depot building.
In the 1960's, the Cass Corridor which is defined by the area by
I-75, Lodge Freeway, Woodward and Martin Luther King Blvd was
considered the most concentrated poverty stricken area in the United
States. While urban decay was in full force, a new face began to
emerge as the Cass Corridor was quickly becoming a culturally rich
community that attracted "tribes" of creative artists in visual
arts, poetry and musicians.
History has demonstrated that some of the most esteemed musical and
artistic talents ever to come out of Detroit originated from the
Cass Corridor. The artistic community has produced several popular
musicians and contemporary artists including; Bradley Jones, Dave
Chapple, Mitch Ryder, Rockabilly Cats, The White Stripes along with
a host of popular blues bands.
"Creem" which billed itself as "America's Only Rock'n Roll Magazine"
was headquartered in the shadows of the Cass Corridor. The area is
also known for its widely popular and annual, "Dally in the Alley"
"No pun intended, but we consider this find to be a diamond in the
rough", said professional auctioneer, Kenny Lindsay, CAI owner of
American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company, the firm that was
selected to conduct the sale of the collection. "With exception to
museum exhibitions where Cass Corridor art is prominently displayed,
you just don't see Cass Corridor related memorabilia on the open
market, or anywhere for that matter. Whatever is out there is spread
out pretty thin, so when you see such a collection as this raises
some eyebrows. It's a big deal for sure." Lindsay said.
The live auction will feature a wide selection of memorabilia that
resurrects the history of the Cass Corridor cultural legacy.
Original writings, paintings, sketches, sculptures, promo flyers,
posters, magazines, personal letters, photography and postcards.
Highlights include a large 1967 painting and other works by renowned
Cass Corridor artist, Bradley Jones and David Chapple. Other
highlights include Bradley Jones original sketch book which consists
of dozens of full page drawings and writings. Original John Piet
metal sculptures. A vintage Alvin's Guest Book which is signed by
hundreds of patrons and musicians. Table and Chairs from Alvin"s and
a Alvin's flyer prototype binder.
More information on the Cass Corridor Public Auction is available by
visiting the American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company website at:
www.MichiganAuctionCompany.com or by calling (248) 473-1547.
Directions that a lot of GPS systems are giving give the long way
around to our house, so here are the best directions:
Coming from East towards Fowlerville: Take I96W to Fowlerville Rd.
(Exit 129). Turn right onto Fowlerville Rd. Go about 3 miles South
on Fowlerville Rd. It will end at Mason Road. Turn right on Mason
Road. Then, turn left onto Bull Run Rd. Go about 1.6 miles, then
just before a sharp right turn, take a left on Lange Rd. We are at
the top of the first rise on the left across from the big white farm
house with the red barns. 7922 Lange Road. Watch for auction