PLYMOUTH, Mass. – On July 13 and 14, Copley Fine Art Auctions’ annual Sporting Sale posted a 92% sell-through rate and set multiple new world records. The two-day auction, consisting of 517 lots, surpassed $3.6 million, with eight lots reaching six-figure results. The top painting lot, a watercolor by Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969) titled Dove Shooting, rose to $114,000, more than doubling the high estimate and setting a new world record for the artist. The top decoy lot of this year’s Sporting Sale, the Safford sleeping goose by Charles A. Safford (1877-1957), sold for $594,000, establishing a new world record for the maker. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated through LiveAuctioneers.
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PLYMOUTH, Mass. – On Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14, Copley Fine Art Auctions, the nation’s premier decoy and sporting art auction house, will hold its 18th annual Sporting Sale. This major auction, consisting of more than 515 lots, will offer buyers the opportunity to acquire exceptional paintings, antique decoys, bird carvings, folk art and powder tins from important curated collections. Veteran auctioneer Peter Cocculuto will once again wield the gavel, and the auction will begin at 10 am Eastern time on both days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
MADISON, Wis. – A survey of American drawings from the 18th century to the early 20th century will introduce audiences to a range of artists, from anonymous to well-known practitioners, who excelled in a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Organized by the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Picturing a Nation: American Drawings and Watercolors traces colonial folk art to European-inspired academic styles to a distinctly modern, American form of draftsmanship. With pen and ink, graphite, watercolor, chalk and pastels, these artists composed incisive portraits, sweeping landscapes, historical narratives and scenes of everyday life. The exhibition is on view now through Nov. 28.