Hosted by Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery, the 13th Annual Jackson Hole Art Auction saw 84 percent of the 518 lots sold over two days, realizing over $5.6 million in sales.
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The cover lot, Carl Rungius’ “Alaskan Wilderness,” topped the sale, exceeding its high estimate at $642,500 after enthusiastic bidding in the room. The price marks a house record for Rungius, and the all-time second highest price for the artist at auction.
Seventeen new artist world records were established, including “The Red Shield” by Roy Andersen, which realized a world record price-per-square-inch for the artist. The sale also saw the highest price achieved to date for a G. Harvey bronze at auction, with “The Spirit of Texas” bringing $36,000. Both sessions featured very active bidding across a variety of genres, excellent floor attendance, and robust remote bidding.
Works by Bob Kuhn saw strong interest, with “The Look Before the Leap” bringing $180,000, while “Cat on the Qui Vive” sold for $175,500.
Other exceptional wildlife results included Tucker Smith’s “Shiras Bull,” selling above estimate at $64,350, and Robert Bateman’s “Elk and Aspen,” which brought $81,900. Carl Rungius’s “Timber” sold for $105,300, while his “Bighorn Sheep” achieved $76,050.
Classic western art shone at this year’s Jackson Hole Art Auction, with William R. Leigh’s “Faithful” bringing $175,500, and Charles M. Russell’s “The Three Wise Men” selling for $169,650.
Olaf Wieghorst’s “The Last March” sold for nearly double the low estimate at an impressive $93,600, and Charlie Dye’s iconic western scene “Remuda” achieved the high end of its estimate, also bringing $93,600.
Strong interest in contemporary work drove numerous pieces over their high estimates — chief among them was Logan Maxwell Hagege’s “The Rising Clouds,” which sold for $187,200. James Bama’s “Trout Creek Ranch” also soared above its high estimate, bringing $81,900 after spirited bidding.
View the full auction results at www.jacksonholeartauction.com.