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Helen Lafrance Art Auction


Celebrate the Iconic Artistry of Helen LaFrance at Exclusive Auction Event on May 11th

[Mayfield, KY] - April 25th, 2024 - James R Cash Auctions is thrilled to announce an exclusive art auction event featuring 30 original pieces by the renowned folk artist, Helen LaFrance. Set to take place on May 11th, this online auction offers a rare opportunity for collectors and art enthusiasts to acquire pieces of LaFrance's esteemed legacy.

Helen LaFrance, born in 1919, is celebrated for her unparalleled ability to capture the essence of rural Kentucky life through her vivid and emotive artwork. Each brushstroke tells a story, transporting viewers to a simpler time and inviting them to explore the beauty of everyday moments.

The collection being offered at auction comprises 30 original pieces, each a testament to LaFrance's boundless creativity and profound understanding of her subject matter. From bustling town scenes to serene landscapes, LaFrance's work reflects the resilience, warmth, and spirit of community that define the Southern experience.

"We are honored to present this extraordinary collection of Helen LaFrance's artwork to collectors and enthusiasts," says Jay Cash, principal auctioneer of James R Cash Auctions. "Her work holds a special place in the hearts of many, and we are excited to facilitate the opportunity for individuals to own a piece of her remarkable legacy."

The auction will be conducted online only, with each piece being sold to the highest bidder. Bidders can expect a competitive and exhilarating atmosphere as they vie for the opportunity to own a piece of artistry that transcends time and resonates with authenticity.  The artwork has been part of private collector in Middle Tennessee.  Many of the art pieces being sold have been toured across the country and displayed in art galleries and museums over the past 30 years.  Nashville based auctioneer Tommy Anderson was initially contacted about the artwork and co-brokered the sale with Cash Auctions based our of Graves County, Kentucky; which was Helen Lafrance’s hometown.

"The importance of Helen LaFrance's work cannot be overstated," adds Cash. "Her ability to capture the essence of Southern life has earned her a revered place in the annals of American folk art. This auction is not just an opportunity to acquire artwork; it is a chance to preserve and celebrate a cultural heritage that is both timeless and profound."

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to acquire a piece of Helen LaFrance's esteemed legacy. Bidding is already open and buyers from California to Kentucky have already registered and placed their bids! Join in on the bidding now, or watch live May 11th as we celebrate the enduring impact of one of America's most beloved folk artists.

For more information about the auction and to view the collection, please visit

Contact: Tommy Anderson, Auctioneer, 615.969.5819

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