On Saturday, September 13, 2014, Trailside Galleries of Jackson, WY, and Scottsdale, AZ, in partnership with the Gerald Peters Gallery of Sante Fe, NM and New York, NY, are pleased to present the eighth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction at the Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson Hole.
The annual live auction has quickly become one of the premium western art events in the country, defined by the high standard of works offered by both contemporary artists and deceased masters. Highlights for the 2014 sale include Howard Terpning’s “Major North and the Pawnee Battalion”, estimated at $800,000-$1,200,000; Alfred Jacob Miller’s “Indian Shooting a Cougar”, estimated at $800,000-$1,200,000; Charles M. Russell’s “Buffalo Hunt”, estimated at $900,000-$1,500,000; Thomas Moran’s “Devil’s Tower” estimated at $1,200,000-$2,000,000, Victor Higgins’ “New Mexico Sky”, estimated at $175,000-$275,000; Frederic Remington’s “The Passion of Ah-Weh-Ah”, estimated at $150,000-$250,000.
As always, the Jackson Hole Art Auction will offer a strong collection of work by wildlife masters. Carl Rungius’ “Moose” will be offered at $300,000-$500,000, as well as Wilhelm Kuhnert’s “Brüllender Löwe” at $175,000-$275,000. In addition, the Jackson Hole Art Auction will offer several important works by Bob Kuhn, including “Resting Cat” ($250,000-$300,000), “Rocky Mountain High-bighorn sheep” ($60,000-$80,000), and “Red Fox on Patrol” ($60,000-$80,000).
Other notable highlights include works by Clyde Aspevig, John Clymer, G. Harvey, Frank Tenney Johnson, Martin Grelle, E.S. Paxson, Kenneth Riley, and many more.
Finally, the Jackson Hole Art Auction is pleased to introduce the inaugural Top Tier juried competition this year. Top Tier artists, chosen by invitation, are a select group of contemporary artists with exemplary auction records. Participants include William Acheff, John Banovich, Carl Brenders, Ken Carlson, Jenness Cortez, Martin Grelle, Z.S. Liang, Bonnie Marris, Tucker Smith, Mian Situ, and Morgan Weistling. A
$10,000 cash prize will be awarded to the artist whose work is of significant merit, as determined by a three person jury: Peter Hassrick, Director Emeritus & Senior Scholar, Buffalo Bill Center of the West; Jerry Smith, PhD, Curator of American & Western American Art, Phoenix Art Museum; Adam Duncan Harris, PhD, Petersen Curator of Art & Research, National Museum of Wildlife Art. The award will be
announced prior to the start of the auction, during which all Top Tier paintings will be sold.