Jackson Hole Art Auction Announces New Highlights for 2019

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  • July 05, 2019

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Carl Rungius (1869–1959), Alaskan Wilderness, oil on canvas, 40 1/4 x 50 1/4 in, Estimate: $400,000–$600,000

Jackson, Wyoming – September 13-14, 2019 – Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery are pleased to announce the Thirteenth Annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, scheduled for September 13-14, 2019 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Both sessions will be held at the award-winning Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson Hole, with approximately 500 lots on offer across the two days. Jason Brooks will serve as auctioneer.

Known for its wildlife offerings, this year’s sale includes an impressive number of important works from top wildlife artists. Among the highlights are two important oils by wildlife master, Carl Rungius. Chief among them is Alaskan Wilderness (oil/canvas, 40 ¼ x 50 ¼), which will be offered at $400,000-$600,000. Also on offer is Rungius’ Yukon King Caribou (oil/canvas, 24 ½ x 23 ¼), estimated at $150,000-$250,000. Robert Bateman, one of the top living wildlife artists, is well represented in the sale with Elk and Aspen (acrylic/canvas, 48 x 60) offered at $80,000-$120,000 and Bull Moose (acrylic/canvas, 36 x 48) estimated at $50,000-$75,000. Rounding out this impressive group are Bob Kuhn’s Cat on the Qui Vive (acrylic/masonite, 20 x 36) estimated at $150,000-$250,000 and The Look Before the Leap at $100,000-$200,000 (acrylic/masonite, 20 x 35 ½) both from 1996 and fresh to the auction market. The sale also features important wildlife offerings from John Clymer, Tucker Smith, Ken Carlson, James Reynolds, and Bonnie Marris.

Bob Kuhn (1920–2007), The Look Before the Leap, 1996, acrylic on masonite, 20 x 35 1/2 in, Estimate: $100,000–$200,000

Western highlights to date include Thomas Hart Benton’s Cowboys at Corral, a 20 1/8 x 29 1/4 graphite, watercolor, and gouache on paper from 1931 estimated at $400,000-$600,000. Fresh to the auction market, this piece is a rare example of Benton’s western work. Iconic genre painter Clark Hulings is represented with his 1976 painting Puerto Vallarta (oil/canvas, 24 x 48) estimated at $125,000-$175,000. The Jackson Hole Art Auction maintains the world auction record for Clark Hulings. With a strong showing of traditional western pieces, Charlie Dye’s Remuda (oil/board, 30 x 40 ¼) will be offered at $70,000-$100,000 and Olaf Wieghorst’s The Last March (oil/canvas, 20 x 26) will be estimated at $50,000-$75,000. Other important western highlights include works by Gerald Ira Diamond Cassidy, Charles M. Russell, G. Harvey, Kenneth Riley, and Melvin Warren.

The sale also includes important contemporary western works with Martin Grelle’s Cheyenne Remnants (oil/canvas, 44 x 60) offered at $250,000-$350,000. Logan Maxwell Hagege’s The Rising Clouds, a 60 x 60 oil on canvas, is estimated at $80,000-$120,000. Other contemporary offerings include Mark Maggiori’s Cowboys at Work (oil/board, 36 x 36) and James Bama’s Trout Creek Ranch (oil/board, 20 x 20), both offered at $30,000-$50,000.

Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975), Cowboys at Corral, 1931, graphite, watercolor, and gouache on paper, 20 1/8 x 29 1/4 in, Estimate: $400,000–$600,000


For bidding information call 866-549-9278, email coordinator@jacksonholeartauction.com or visit www.jacksonholeartauction.com.

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