Newly announced: Norman Rockwell’s portrait of John Wayne (worth seven figures) will headline the 2018 Addendum.
More from the Jackson Hole Art Auction organizers:
Norman Rockwell’s “John Wayne,” estimated at $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 will headline the 2018 Addendum. Fresh to the auction market, this iconic piece celebrates two American legends, and was commissioned by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum in 1973. Landscape painter Clyde Aspevig is also represented in the Addendum with his “October Snow,” estimated at $40,000 to $60,000. Z.S. Liang’s new 2018 piece titled “Taking Aim” will be offered at $20,000 to $30,000. Cowboy Artists of America member Martin Grelle will create a brand-new work for the Addendum, which will be forthcoming. Works by Frank McCarthy, Francois Koch, and Conrad Schwiering will round out the 2018 Addendum, all of which will be offered on Saturday, September 15, during Session II.
Other highlights include the 2018 cover lot, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait’s “A Slight Chance” from 1883, which will be offered at $400,000 to $600,000, and Albert Bierstadt’s “Source of the Snake River,” estimated at $300,000 to $500,000. Also among these new highlights are several important American pieces, including Thomas Hart Benton’s “Study for the Pathfinder,” estimated at $175,000 to $225,000 and Edward Potthast’s remarkable “Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon” from 1911, which will be offered at $200,000 to $400,000. Also on offer is Oscar Berninghaus’s significant “Taos Field Workers” from 1950, estimated at $400,000 to $500,000.
Featured wildlife works include Bob Kuhn’s “Basic Training,” estimated at $90,000 to $120,000. Other important wildlife offerings include John Clymer’s “Territorial Dispute” offered at $150,000 to $250,000, and Tucker Smith’s “Ahead of the Storm,” estimated at $60,000 to $90,000.