Jackson Hole Art Auction Announces 2016 Results

  • JACKSON, Wyoming
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  • September 22, 2016

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Dean Cornwell (1892–1960), Portrait, 1929, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in, Sold: $245,700
N.C. Wyeth (1882–1945), He Rode Away, Following a Dim Trail Among the Sage, 1909, oil on canvas, 38 x 25 in, Sold: $585,000

Jackson, Wyoming – The tenth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction was held on September 16th and 17th in Jackson, WY. Hosted by Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery, 83% percent of the 388 lots were sold over two days, realizing $8.3 million in sales. Twenty new artist world records were established, including Portrait by Dean Cornwell, which realized a world record price of $245,700. Both sessions featured very enthusiastic bidding across a variety of genres, excellent floor attendance, and robust remote bidding.

John Clymer (1907–1989), Moving Camp, 1972, oil on canvas, 20 x 40 in, Sold: $380,250

The cover lot, Charles Russell’s Buffalo Hunting brought $450,000. Additional top sales included N.C. Wyeth’s He Rode Away Following a Dim Trail Among the Sage ($585,000) and Maynard Dixon’s Cattle Drive ($409,500). Walter Ufer’s October fetched an impressive $374,400.

John Clymer’s works soared above the high estimates, with Moving Camp bringing $380,250, and September commanding $187,200. The Jackson Hole Art Auction continues to hold the square inch world record for John Clymer.

Martin Grelle’s dramatic Last Trail to Medicine Wheel, created specifically for the Jackson Hole Art Auction, realized $198,900. The Jackson Hole Art Auction is the only auction to receive new work by Grelle each year.

Wildlife offerings, the signature of the Jackson Hole Art Auction, also yielded healthy results:

Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert’s Brüllende Löwen sold for $280,800, Robert Bateman’s Above the Rapids - Gulls and Grizzly brought $81,900, and Top Tier entry Family Ties by Bonnie Marris, realized a world record price of $140,400.

Other noteworthy western highlights included E.S Paxson’s Ever Westward ($128,700), Philip R. Goodwin’s Moose Hunters ($128,700), and William Herbert Dunton’s Winter Camp of the Sioux ($105,300).

Full auction results are available at www.jacksonholeartauction.com


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Jackson Hole Art Auction
130 E. Broadway
PO Box 1568
Jackson, Wyoming
About Jackson Hole Art Auction

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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