On May 19, as part of New York’s auction season, Sotheby’s holds its American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Auction. Featured in this year’s sale is Thomas Moran’s 1902 oil on canvas landscape Coconino Pines and Cliffs, Arizona. Measuring 26 x 32″, the painting is estimated to sell, according to one source at $800/1,200,000. At last look, Sotheby’s posted an estimate of $500,000 – $700,000.
For American artists, the era was an opportunity for noted landscapists to be commissioned by railroads interested in promoting cross country travel, and America’s national parks held great allure, both as destination and as artistic subject. Moran is said to have accompanied a group of 12 or more artists commissioned by the Santa Fe Railroad. The expedition took them to the Grand Canyon; the railroad’s line had a starting point at Williams, Arizona. Moran enjoyed exploring other areas in Arizona as a benefit of his affiliation with the Santa Fe line.
Other works auctioned include Georgia O’Keeffe’s Inside Clam Shell, estimated at $3.5 million – the painting is the “star” of the auction. John Singer Sargent’s In a Gondola has an estimate of $1.5-$2.5 million; Remington’s Mountain Man, Cast No. 6, estimated at $700-$900,000; and N.C. Wyeth’s Waite Seized Him and Swung Him On High, $250-$350,000.
First: Thank you, Diehl Gallery, for sending me SO MANY IMAGES WITHOUT MY HAVING TO ASK YOU! That never happens.
The Sixth Annual Fete at Diehl Gallery – June 5
Season-Opening All-Artist Show featuring
new works by gallery artists
June 23 & 24
Ashley Collins Preview
6-9 p.m. (6/23)
Ticketed preview to benefit Teton Science Schools;
Call Laurel Wyckoff at Teton Science Schools for
information and tickets: 307.734.3766
Ashley Collins Public Opening (6/24)
Exhibition runs through July 14
Exhibition runs through July 30
Monica Petty Aiello and Tyler Aiello
Exhibition runs through August 13
Exhibition runs through August 27
Dirk De Bruycker
Exhibition runs through September 9
September 10 Les Thomas
(In conjunction with Palates and Palettes and the JH Fall Arts Festival) Exhibition runs through September 30