Jackson Hole Art Auction Adds Iconic Norman Rockwell to 2018 Auction!

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  • August 30, 2018

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Arthur F. Tait (1819–1905), A Slight Chance, 1883, oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in, Estimate: $400,000–$600,000

Jackson, Wyoming – September 14-15, 2018 – Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery are pleased to announce the twelfth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, scheduled for September 14-15, 2018 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Both sessions will be held at the award-winning Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson Hole, with a total of 391 lots on offer. Jason Brooks will serve as auctioneer.

Norman Rockwell’s John Wayne, a 38 x 31 oil on canvas estimated at $1,000,000-$1,500,000 will headline the 2018 Addendum. Fresh to the auction market, this iconic piece celebrates two American legends, and was commissioned by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum in 1973. Landscape painter Clyde Aspevig is also represented in the addendum with his October Snow (oil/canvas, 40 x 50) estimated at $40,000-$60,000. Z.S. Liang’s new 2018 piece (oil/canvas, 24 x 30) entitled Taking Aim will be offered at $20,000-$30,000. Cowboy Artists of America member, Martin Grelle will create a brand new work for the Addendum, which will be forthcoming. Works by Frank McCarthy, Francois Koch, and Conrad Schwiering will round out the 2018 Addendum all of which will be offered on Saturday September 15th, during Session II.

Norman Rockwell (1894–1978), John Wayne, oil on canvas, 38 x 31 in, Estimate: $1,000,000–$1,500,000

Other important highlights include the 2018 cover lot, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait’s A Slight Chance (oil/canvas, 20 x 30) from 1883, which will be offered at $400,000 to $600,000, and Albert Bierstadt’s Source of the Snake River (oil on paper mounted on canvas, 14 x 19) estimated at $300,000-$500,000. Also among these new highlights are several important American pieces, including Thomas Hart Benton’s Study for the Pathfinder (oil/board, 14 x 11) estimated at $175,000 to $225,000 and Edward Potthast’s remarkable Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon from 1911 (oil/canvas, 30 x 24) which will be offered at $200,000-$400,000. Also on offer is Oscar Berninghaus’ significant Taos Field Workers from 1950 (oil/canvas, 25 x 30), estimated at $400,000-$500,000.

Featured wildlife works include Bob Kuhn’s Basic Training, a 16 x 35 ½ acrylic on board, estimated at $90,000-$120,000. Other important wildlife offerings include John Clymer’s Territorial Dispute (oil/board, 24 x 40) offered at $150,000-$250,000, and Tucker Smith’s Ahead of the Storm (oil/canvas, 24 x 32) estimated at $60,000-$90,000.

All lots are available for preview on www.jacksonholeartauction.com. Session I artwork will be available for complete preview at Trailside Galleries on Thursday, September 13th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT. The majority of Session I will be sold unreserved. Session II artwork can be previewed at the Center for the Arts on Friday, September 14th between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM MDT, and preceding the sale on Saturday, September 15th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM MDT.

For bidding information call 866-549-9278, email coordinator@jacksonholeartauction.com or visit www.jacksonholeartauction.com. Online bidding will be offered through Bidsquare.

John Clymer (1907-1989), Territorial Dispute, oil on board, 24 x 40, Estimate: $150,000-$250,000


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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