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2016 Auction Results
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Scottsdale Art Auction offered 386 lots to a capacity crowd on Saturday, April 2nd, featuring historically important and contemporary western, wildlife and sporting art. Cowboy Artist of America star, Martin Grelle, led contemporary artists with a total of $1,020,825 for his selection of paintings. The auction firm already holds four world auction records for Grelle and Saturday’s sale set a new world auction record for Joe Beeler ($87,750), George Giguere ($8,190) and tied the world auction record for Logan Hagege at $46,800.

Of special note was a collection of eight master works by Allan Houser, two of which set consecutive world auction records, Smoke Signal and Ready to Dance at $87,750 each.

Other highlights included a set of eight oils, 9 inches by 12 inches each by Carl Rungius that were estimated at $150,000 – $250,000 and sold for $315,900, two Kyle Polzin still life paintings, one (25 inches by 37 inches) estimated at $30,000 – $50,000 that sold for $117,000 and another (48 inches by 48 inches) estimated at $50,000 – $75,000) that sold for $152,100.

Historically important Taos Founders included Walter Ufer’s 20 inches by 25 inches oil, titled Trailing Homewards, that sold for $613,000 and Victor Higgins’ 20 inches by 24 inches oil, The Red Door, (Estimated at $200,000 – $300,000) that sold for $304,200. Other Taos Founders offered included Oscar Berninghaus, Bert Phillips, E. I. Couse and Joseph Henry Sharp.

Other notable western masters included Fredric Remington, W. R. Leigh, Charles M. Russell, Gerard Curtis Delano, Edward Borein, Olaf Wieghorst, Charles Schreyvogel, Olaf C. Seltzer, E. S. Paxson, and Henry Farny.
Wildlife paintings that attracted collectors attention included Robert Bateman’s Alaskan Autumn Grizzlies (Estimated $40,000 – $60,000) that sold for $76,000, Bob Kuhn’s Something in the Distance, (Estimated $60,000 – $90,000) that hammered down for $81,900 and Nancy Glazier’s Buffalo, (Estimated $8,000 – $12,000) that fetched $17,500.

Auction principals Brad Richardson, Michael Frost and Jack A. Morris, Jr. are currently seeking consignments for their April 8, 2017 sale.

2016 Auction Highlights
Allan Houser

 

Allan Houser

Ready to Dance

Bronze
76 inches high
SOLD FOR: $87,750 World Record Price
Carl Rungius

 

Carl Rungius

Collection of 8 Portraits

Oil on canvas
9 x 12 inches
SOLD FOR: $315,900
Martin Grelle

 

Martin Grelle

Warrior’s Prayer

Oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
SOLD FOR: $222,300
William Acheff

 

William Acheff

This Song’s For You

Oil on canvas
48 x 33 inches
SOLD FOR: $140,400
Top Performing Lots
Charles M. Russell

 

Charles M. Russell

Smoking Them Out
Oil on canvas
15 x 21 inches
Estimates: $1,800,000 -$2,800,000

Sold For: $3,151,000

Includes buyer’s premium
Frank Tenney Johnson

 

Frank Tenney Johnson

The Night Hawk

Oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches
Estimates: $350,000 -$450,000

Sold For: $700,000

Includes buyer’s premium
Ernest Blumenschein

 

Ernest Blumenschein

The Red War Bonnet

Oil on canvas
14 x 14 inches
Estimates: $100,000 -$150,000

Sold For: $436,800

Includes buyer’s premium
Howard Terpning

 

Howard Terpning

Captured Ponies

Oil on canvas
30 x 48 inches
Estimates: $400,000 -$600,000

Sold For: $1,934,000

Includes buyer’s premium