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A consortium of leading American art dealers has organized a western art auction to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona in the spring of each year. Under the banner, Scottsdale Art Auction, dealers Mike Frost (Bartfield Galleries of New York City), Jack A. Morris, Jr. (Morris Fine Arts, Hilton Head Island, SC) and Brad Richardson (Legacy Galleries of Scottsdale, Arizona and Jackson Hole, Wyoming) joined together and presented their first sale on April 2, 2005 at Richardson’s Legacy Gallery on Main Street in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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The group was organized by Jack A. Morris, Jr., former owner of Morris Fine Arts in Scottsdale and licensed auctioneer and art dealer in Texas, New Mexico and South Carolina for the past twenty years.Joining Morris is noted western art authority, Mike Frost, who has been instrumental in building significant public and private collections of historically important western art throughout the country and Brad Richardson whose Legacy Galleries have become a national leader representing several members of the Cowboy Artists of America, National Academy of Western Art, and a number of exhibiting artists from the annual Prix de West in Oklahoma City and Western Masters exhibition and sale at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles.
“Combining our various fields of expertise,” Richardson commented, “and taking advantage of our geographic diversity, we should be able to provide a valuable service to collectors and artists throughout the United States.” “Mike Frost is highly regarded for his knowledge of significant western American masters,” he continued, “and Jack Morris of Morris Fine Arts is an established veteran in the field of art auctions.””Art auctions are fundamental to the art market”, said Frost. “They are the trading floor for the secondary market and, in most cases, help to establish collector confidence and set the market for an artist’s work” “I have noted, over the past few years”, Richardson added, “that premium works from major collections and artists’ studios have tended to gravitate to the auctions and we believe that we are ideally situated to serve that process.”

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