Jackson Hole Art Auction Announces Initial Highlights for Fall 2015

  • JACKSON, Wyoming
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  • April 14, 2015

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Carl Rungius (1869-1959) Grizzly Bear, oil on canvas, 30 x 40, $250,000-$450,000
Jackson Hole Art Auction

Trailside Galleries of Jackson, WY and Scottsdale, AZ, in partnership with Gerald Peters Gallery of Santa Fe, NM and New York, NY are pleased to present the ninth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction.

The Session I sale will be held midday on Friday, September 18 at Trailside Galleries in downtown Jackson Hole. The Session II sale will be held on Saturday, September 19 at the award-winning Center for the Arts venue. Both sessions will be led by auctioneer Jason Brooks.

“Due to increased interest in our sale by both consignors and purchasers, we have decided to offer an additional session that will be a small, well-curated sale of lots by highly desirable contemporary and deceased artists" said Roxanne Hofmann, Partner.

Bob Kuhn (1920-2007) Elk in Down Timber, acrylic on board, 14 1/2 x 18 1/2, $35,000-$55,000
Jackson Hole Art Auction

The Jackson Hole Art Auction is also pleased to announce the second annual Top Tier juried competition. Top Tier artists, chosen by invitation only, will consist of a select group of contemporary artists holding auction records in excess of $50,000. Artists slated to participate at time of press include William Acheff, John Banovich, Ken Carlson, Jenness Cortez, Z.S. Liang, Bonnie Marris, Mian Situ and Tucker Smith.

A $10,000 cash prize will be awarded to the artist whose work is of significant merit, as determined by a jury of esteemed private collection curators: Emily Kapes, Art Collection Curator, Raymond James Financial, Natasha Khandekar, Director & Curator of the William I. Koch Collection, and Sue Simpson, Owner, Simpson Gallagher Gallery.

Early auction highlights include Tom Lovell’s Sundown at Fort Union ($150,000/$250,000) and two historically significant G. Harvey civil war paintings: The Hope of the Confederacy ($125,000/$175,000) and Jeb Stuart’s Return ($100,000/$150,000). Important wildlife offerings include Carl Rungius’ Grizzly Bear ($250,000/$450,000) and Bob Kuhn’s Elk in Down Timber ($35,0000/$55,000). Collectors can expect another fine selection of classic western, wildlife and sporting art this year.

Tom Lovell (1909-1997) Sundown at Fort Union, oil on canvas, 24 x 36, $150,000/$250,000
Jackson Hole Art Auction

The Jackson Hole Art Auction is currently seeking high quality consignments for the 2015 sale. For further information call 866-549-9278, email coordinator@jacksonholeartauction.com or visit

Since 2007, the Jackson Hole Art Auction has been recognized as one of the premier art events in the country, defined by the high standards of works offered in a variety of genres including western, wildlife, sporting, figurative, and landscape art by both renowned past masters and contemporary artists. With showrooms in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Santa Fe, New Mexico and New York, the auction partners bring over 100 years of experience and expertise to the event. The Jackson Hole Art Auction is a signature event of Jackson Hole’s annual Fall Arts Festival and attracts collectors from across the country as well as abroad

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