Quest for the West paintings
Olaf Wieghorst (1899–1988), “The Last March,” oil on canvas, 20 x 26 in. Estimate: $50,000–$75,000

Jackson, Wyoming – September 13–14, 2019
Trailside Galleries and the Gerald Peters Gallery are pleased to announce the Thirteenth Annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, scheduled for September 13–14, 2019 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Both sessions will be held at the award-winning Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson Hole, with approximately 500 lots on offer across the two days. Jason Brooks will serve as auctioneer.

Quest for the West paintings
Carl Rungius (1869–1959), “Yukon King Caribou,” oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 32 1/4 in. Estimate: $150,000–$250,000

From the organizers:

Known for its wildlife offerings, the sale this year includes an impressive number of important works from top wildlife artists. Among the highlights are two important oils by wildlife master Carl Rungius. Chief among them is “Alaskan Wilderness” (oil/canvas, 40 ¼ x 50 ¼), which will be offered at $400,000–$600,000. Also on offer is Rungius’s “Yukon King Caribou” (oil/canvas, 24 ½ x 23 ¼), estimated at $150,000–$250,000. Robert Bateman, one of the top living wildlife artists, is well represented in the sale with “Elk and Aspen” (acrylic/canvas, 48 x 60), offered at $80,000–$120,000 and “Bull Moose” (acrylic/canvas, 36 x 48), estimated at $50,000–$75,000. Rounding out this impressive group are Bob Kuhn’s “Cat on the Qui Vive” (acrylic/masonite, 20 x 36), estimated at $150,000–$250,000 and “The Look Before the Leap” at $100,000–$200,000 (acrylic/masonite, 20 x 35 ½), both from 1996 and fresh to the auction market. The sale also features important wildlife offerings from John Clymer, Tucker Smith, Ken Carlson, James Reynolds, and Bonnie Marris.

Quest for the West paintings
Mark Maggiori (1977–Present), “Cowboys at Work,” oil on linen, 36 x 36 in. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000

Western highlights to date include Thomas Hart Benton’s “Cowboys at Corral,” a 20 1/8 x 29 1/4 graphite, watercolor, and gouache on paper from 1931 estimated at $400,000–$600,000. Fresh to the auction market, this piece is a rare example of Benton’s Western work. Iconic genre painter Clark Hulings is represented with his 1976 painting “Puerto Vallarta” (oil/canvas, 24 x 48) estimated at $125,000–$175,000. The Jackson Hole Art Auction maintains the world auction record for Clark Hulings. With a strong showing of traditional Western pieces, Charlie Dye’s “Remuda” (oil/board, 30 x 40 ¼) will be offered at $70,000–$100,000, and Olaf Wieghorst’s “The Last March” (oil/canvas, 20 x 26) will be estimated at $50,000–$75,000. Other important Western highlights include works by Gerald Ira Diamond Cassidy, Charles M. Russell, G. Harvey, Kenneth Riley, and Melvin Warren.

Quest for the West paintings
Martin Grelle (1954–Present), “Cheyenne Remnants,” oil on canvas, 44 x 60 in. Estimate: $250,000–$350,000

The sale also includes important contemporary Western works, with Martin Grelle’s “Cheyenne Remnants” (oil/canvas, 44 x 60) offered at $250,000–$350,000. Logan Maxwell Hagege’s “The Rising Clouds,” a 60 x 60 oil on canvas, is estimated at $80,000–$120,000. Other contemporary offerings include Mark Maggiori’s “Cowboys at Work” (oil/board, 36 x 36) and James Bama’s “Trout Creek Ranch” (oil/board, 20 x 20), both offered at $30,000–$50,000.

Quest for the West paintings
Bob Kuhn (1920–2007), “The Look Before the Leap,” 1996, acrylic on masonite, 20 x 35 1/2 in. Estimate: $100,000–$200,000
Quest for the West paintings
Logan Maxwell Hagege (1980–Present), “The Rising Clouds,” oil on linen, 60 x 60 in. Estimate: $80,000–$120,000
Quest for the West paintings
James Bama (1926–Present), “Trout Creek Ranch,” oil on board, 20 x 20 in. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000

For bidding information call 866-549-9278, email [email protected], or visit www.jacksonholeartauction.com.


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