Jackson Hole Art Auction Announces Early 2017 Highlights

  • JACKSON, Wyoming
  • /
  • March 22, 2017

  • Email
Edgar Alwin Payne (1883–1947), Navajo Scouting Party, oil on canvas, 28 x 34 in, Estimate: $400,000–$600,000
W.H.D. Koerner (1878–1938), Citizens of the Law (1931), oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in, Estimate: $75,000–$125,000

Jackson, Wyoming – September 15-16, 2017 – Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery are pleased to announce the eleventh annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, scheduled for September 15-16, 2017 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Both sessions will be held at the award-winning Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson Hole. Jason Brooks will serve as auctioneer.

Highlights to date include Edgar Payne’s Navajo Scouting Party, a 28 x 34 oil on canvas estimated at $400,000-$600,000. Fresh to the auction market, this piece is a rare example of Payne’s large figural work. Another excellent example from the artist’s oeuvre, is Edgar Payne’s Blue Shadows (oil/canvas, 42 x 42) estimated at $150,000-$250,000. With a strong showing of classic western masters, Charles M. Russell’s Brave (watercolor, gouache, and pencil/paper, 15 ½ x 10 ½) will be offered at $90,000-$120,000 and Frederic Remington’s The Cheyenne (bronze 68, 19 ½ x 23 x 7) is estimated at $80,000-$120,000. Other important western highlights include works by Arnold Friberg, E. Martin Hennings, and Victor Higgins.

Also among the early highlights are six important oils by American illustrator, W.H.D. Koerner. All fresh to the auction market, these pieces are from a private collection with direct descent from the artist. Included in the collection are Koerner’s impressive nocturne Citizens of the Law (oil/canvas, 30 x 36) and classic pioneer scene New Horizons (oil/canvas, 37 x 32), both offered at $75,000-$125,000. A rare sporting piece entitled Fly Fishing (oil/canvas, 24 x 36) is estimated at $60,000-$90,000. The Bullring (oil/canvas, 28 ½ x 40), a dramatic example of Koerner’s European subjects, will be offered at $20,000-$30,000. Rounding out the group are two Native American scenes, The Price of the Old Northwest (oil/canvas, 28 x 40) and Indian Territory Demand for Tribute (oil/canvas, 30 x 36) both estimated at $40,000-$60,000.

Carl Rungius (1869–1959), At the Deadwater (1908), oil on canvas, 24 x 32 in, Estimate: $125,000–$175,000

Featured wildlife works include Carl Rungius’s At the Deadwater, a 24 x 32 oil on canvas completed in 1908 and estimated at $125,000-$175,000. Other wildlife offerings include Tucker Smith’s Packer Creek (oil/canvas, 32 x 40) offered at $60,000-$90,000, and Robert Bateman’s Big Black (acrylic/canvas, 36 x 36) and A Resting Place – Cape Buffalo (oil/board, 28 x 48) both estimated at $40,000-$60,000.

The Jackson Hole Art Auction is currently seeking high quality consignments for the 2017 sale. For a confidential, no-obligation proposal please call 866-549-9278, email coordinator@jacksonholeartauction.com or visit www.jacksonholeartauction.com. Consignors are also invited to visit the Jackson Hole and Scottsdale offices each Wednesday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM for a complimentary auction evaluation.

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.

  • Email

ARTFIXdaily Artwire