News June 13, 2018

Jackson Hole Art Auction Announces Final Call

by Jackson Hole. Media

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. Jason Brooks will serve as auctioneer.

Highlights to date include Frank Tenney Johnson’s Branding a Maverick, a 34 x 24 oil on canvas from 1913 estimated at $175,000-$275,000. Fresh to the auction market, this piece is a wonderful example of Johnson’s western work. American master Thomas Moran is also represented with his 1891 Laguna, New Mexico Looking from the East (watercolor, gouache, and pencil/paper, 9 3/8 x 12 3/8 (sight)) estimated at $75,000-$125,000. With a strong showing of Taos Society of Artists, Oscar E. BerninghausIndian Turning the Soil (oil/board, 16 x 20) will be offered at $50,000-$75,000 and Eanger Irving Couse’s Autumn Flute Song (oil/canvas, 12 ¼ x 16) is estimated at $40,000-$60,000. Other important western highlights include works by Gerald Ira Diamond Cassidy, Herman Hansen, Edgar Payne, E. Martin Hennings, and William Gollings.


This year’s sale also includes a number of important works from iconic American illustrators. Among these early highlights are several important oils by illustrator, W.H.D. Koerner. All fresh to the auction market, these pieces are from a private collection with direct descent from the artist. Chief among them is Koerner’s Old Monterey from 1933 (oil/canvas, 28 x 40), which will be offered at $50,000-$75,000. Also on offer is Koerner’s Their Meeting Ground from 1931 (oil/canvas, 30 x 40), estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Known as the “Dean of Illustrators,” Dean Cornwell’s Illustration for “The Enchanted Hill” from 1924 (oil/canvas, 36 x 30) will be offered at $50,000-$75,000. Rounding out this impressive group is Norman Rockwell’s Study for “Fixing a Flat,” (pencil/tissue paper, 17 1/8 x 15 ½ (sight)) estimated at $15,000-$25,000.


Featured wildlife works include Bob Kuhn’s A Last Running Look, a 16 x 24 acrylic on board, estimated at $50,000-$75,000. Other wildlife offerings include John Clymer’s Out of the Silence (oil/board, 20 x 30) also offered at $50,000-$75,000, and Robert Bateman’s Evening Light (acrylic/board, 28 x 48) estimated at $30,000-$50,000.


The Jackson Hole Art Auction is issuing a final call for high quality consignments for the 2018 sale! For a confidential, no-obligation proposal please call 866-549-9278, email or visit Consignors are also invited to visit the Jackson Hole offices each Wednesday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM for a complimentary auction evaluation.


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