On Saturday, September 15, 2012, Trailside Galleries of Jackson, WY and Scottsdale, AZ, in partnership with the Gerald Peters Gallery of Santa Fe, NM are pleased to present the sixth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction at the Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson Hole.
This annual live auction has quickly become one of the premier western art events in the country, defined by the high standard of works offered by both contemporary western artists and deceased masters. Works by such notable living artists as William Acheff, Clyde Aspevig, Ken Carlson, Martin Grelle, G. Harvey, Z.S. Liang, Bill Owen, Kenneth Riley, Mian Situ, Howard Terpning, and Morgan Weistling are just a few of the names that are prominently featured in our auctions. Also available are important works by the Taos Society of Artists, the Santa Fe Art Colony, as well as historically recognized artists of the American West, including Albert Bierstadt, Oscar Berninghaus, Ernest Blumenschein, E. I. Couse, Nicolai Fechin, Frank Tenney Johnson, W. R. Leigh, Frederic Remington, Carl Rungius, Charles M. Russell, and many others.
A sure sign that art enthusiasts are still looking to invest in quality works of art, we are pleased to report that the 2011 Jackson Hole Art Auction resulted in a record breaking sale in its fifth year. The auction held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, realized $9.5 million in sales with over 90% of the 250 lots offered selling well into and above their estimates.
Highlights at the 2012 auction include a new to the market Carl Rungius painting titled “Grizzly Bear and Cubs” (oil on canvas, 24 x 32, estimate $250,000 - $350,000) accompanied by a corresponding original landscape study “The Canadian Rockies” (oil on canvas, 7 ½ x 11, estimate $10,000 - $20,000) which were completed as a private commission for Rungius devotee Donald Harvie in the 1950s; a large and impressive Howard Terpning “The Sound of Buffalo” (oil on canvas, 34 x 50, estimate $750,000 - $1,000,000); a new to the market W.R. Leigh “Bucking Bronco with Cowboy”, 1910 (30 1/8 x 22 1/8, oil on canvas, estimate $300,000 - $500,000) from a private collection on the east coast; a Charles M. Russell oil “Unbranded”, ca. 1897 (oil on canvas, 13 1/8 x 20 ¼, estimate $500,000 - $700,000); a 2012 Ken Carlson painting “Yellowstone Excursion” (oil on canvas, 24 x 36, estimate $35,000 - $45,000); an exceptional G. Harvey Civil War subject “Chancellorsville” (oil on canvas, 30 x 40, estimate $150,000 - $250,000); a rare oil by Schreyvogel titled “Rain-in-the-Face” (oil on canvas, 20 x 16, estimate $150,000 - $250,000) that has hung in the Karl May Museum in Bamberg, Germany and an early but sophisticated self-portrait of Schreyvogel (oil on canvas, 15 ½ x 12, estimate $5,000 - $7,000) from Brussels, Belgium; a new 2012 painting by Andy Thomas titled “Stampede Through the Mesquite” (oil on linen, 24 x 30, estimate: $25,000 - $35,000) which depicts a scene from the book Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams.
Bidders may participate in house, on the phone, by leaving absentee bids, or internet bidding with LiveAuctioneers.com.
For further information, please call our office at 866-549-9278, visit our website at www.jacksonholeartauction.com or stop by our office located in Trailside Galleries at 130 East Broadway in Jackson.