Record prices for American art set at Leland Little Auctions

Linden Frederick (Maine, b. 1953), ‘Orion,’ oil on linen, signed at lower right, 1997, 37¼in x 47½in overall. Hammer price: $17,500. Leland Little Auctions image

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Two sales held at Leland Little Auctions this past weekend, March 14-15, achieved strong results, with several lots setting national auction records. Live online bidding in both auctions allowed strong bidder engagement despite the need for social distancing. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

Quoted prices exclude the buyer’s premium.

Fine art and fine art prints led the results. Orion (above) by Linden Frederick sold for $17,500, the highest hammer price at auction for a work by the artist.

Jimmy Carter II, a screenprint by Andy Warhol sold for $12,500, the highest price achieved at auction for an impression of the work.

Andy Warhol, ‘Jimmy Carter II,’ screenprint, 1977, ink signed, marked as artist’s proof and numbered (AP 14/25) lower left, 50in x 39 3/8in. Hammer price: $12,000. Leland Little Auctions image

Place Saint-Michel, Paris, an oil painting by Edouard Cortes (French, 1884-1969) sold for $30,000, far surpassing its $5,000 high estimate.

Edouard Cortes, ‘Place Saint-Michel, Paris,’ oil on canvas, 28in x 38in overall. Hammer price: $30,000. Leland Little Auctions image

Among other notable lots were a platinum and 18K gold diamond solitaire ring that sold for $13,000 and a rare North Carolina Chippendale sulfur inlaid walnut tall-case clock that sold for $24,000 – over twice its high estimate.

Platinum and 18K gold diamond solitaire ring, 2.02 carats. Hammer price: $13,000. Leland Little Auctions image

The weekend’s auctions brought over $1.5 million in total for approximately 570 lots across the two auctions.

Rare North Carolina Chippendale sulfur inlaid walnut tall case clock, circa 1797. Hammer price: $24,000. Leland Little Auctions image

For further information about the auctions, contact Leland Little at leland@lelandlittle.com or 919-644-1243.