DENVER – Western artists ranging from historic painters such as Albert Bierstadt, William R. Leigh and Leon Shulman Gaspard to contemporary names such as Ed Mell, Jeremy Lipking and John Nieto achieved outstanding prices during Hindman’s May 4 Western & Contemporary Native American Art auction. Contemporary Native American artists were also among top performers, led once again by an iconic Fritz Scholder work, Indian at the Bar. Paintings by Native American artists such as Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith and Kay WalkingStick were also among the highlights. With a lively room of bidders and strong competition from the phones and online platforms, the auction ultimately realized more than $2 million, with 94 percent of lots sold.
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DALLAS — On May 12, Heritage Auctions showed real muscle and its own evolution in the American Art category with a finely curated event that brought a frenzy of bidders and broke auction records for a handful of beloved artists. The Diverse Visions: Important Works by American Masters Signature® Auction brought in $6,105,750. It took more than two hours to sell just 68 lots, with more than 500 bidders engaged. In addition, with the results of this auction, Heritage’s average lot value in its American Art Signature events is now just under $100,000. Works by familiar American greats, revisited stars, and increasingly desirable sleepers gave shape to an event that included Ernie Barnes, Arthur Wesley Dow, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Joseph Leyendecker and Charles White.
LARCHMONT, N.Y. — Clarke Auction Gallery’s next sale is scheduled for Sunday, February 19, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Crossing the block will be a pair of large acrylic diptychs by Jaune Quick-To-See Smith (b. 1940-), a Native American painter raised on the Flathead Reservation in western Montana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
DENVER – Fritz Scholder’s painting Hollywood Indian and Horse #2 set a new auction record for the artist in Hindman Auctions’ May 19 Western & Contemporary Native American Art auction. The 68 by 80in acrylic on canvas sold for an astonishing $500,000, skyrocketing past its presale estimate of $50,000-$70,000. The work led an incredibly strong offering of contemporary Native American art, with an especially outstanding selection of Scholders selling for top prices.