Austin Auction Gallery, Nov. 16-17
An historic oil on canvas painting by the renowned Texas artist Porfirio Salinas (1910-1973), created to be presented to President John F. Kennedy at Vice President Lyndon Johnson’s ranch on Nov. 23, 1963 – the day after JFK’s assassination – is the headliner lot in an auction planned for November 16th and 17th by Austin Auction Gallery, online and at the gallery in Austin, Texas. The painting, a landscape titled Rocky Creek, is signed lower left and measures 20 inches by 25 inches (sight). The overall size, with the frame, is 29 ¼ inches by 33 ½ inches. It has a pre-sale estimate of $75,000-$125,000. A second work by Salinas, a signed, framed oil on canvas titled Bluebonnets and Live Oaks, 29 ¼ inches by 35 ½ inches (sight), should bring $30,000-$40,000. The Salinas paintings are part of a fabulous art collection that will also come up for bid, featuring original artworks by noted, listed painters such as G. Harvey, A.D. Greer, Robert Wood, Gerald McCann, Robert Harrison, Peter Hohnstedt, Carl Smith, C.P. Montague and Joe Rader Roberts. Co-headlining the auction will be items from the estate of Alfred A. King (1916-2006), the great-grandson of Captain Richard King, founder of the now-825,000-acre Texas King Ranch. The estate features a fantastic collection of Native American and Southwestern jewelry, including pieces by Frank Patania, Sr. (Italian-American, 1899-1964), and an equally incredible collection of sterling silver and New Mexico art, including works by Theodore Van Soelen, Freemont Ellis, Bernique Longley, Agnes Sims, Miki Hayakawa, Cliff Bahnimptewa and Norma Bassett Hall. Austin Auction Gallery is located at 8414 Anderson Mill Road. For those unable to attend the auction in person, online bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and via the Austin Auction Gallery website: www.austinauction.com. Start times are 10 am Central time both days. Inspections will be held Nov. 14-15, from 10-5, and on both sale days at 8 am. Austin Auction Gallery’s 25,000-square-foot gallery is conveniently located in northwest Austin, a short drive from the city airport and downtown Austin. The firm is always accepting quality items for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at 512-258-5479; or, you can inquire via email at email@example.com. To learn more about Austin Auction Gallery and the November 16th-17th auction, please visit www.austinauction.com.
- Chris Featherston