Pennsylvania contemporary art and impressionism tops Shannon’s $3.75 million+ fall fine art auction held Oct. 27
The sale sold over 85% and grossed over $3.75 million, continuing a trend of strong results and high sell-through rates at Shannon’s.
MILFORD, CT, USA, November 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Quality, fresh-to-market offerings performed well at Shannon’s fall auction on Oct. 27. The sale of 179 lots sold over 85% and brought in over $3.75 million, continuing a trend of strong results and high sell-through rates at Shannon’s.
Leading the sale was a 1963 painting by artist Monhegan Lynne Mapp Drexler. Drexler’s prices have skyrocketed in recent years and Shannon’s team had the knowledge to offer this paint when it was most beneficial to their customer. 1963’s Untitled sold for $450,000 after a spirited online and telephone turnout.
A painting of Scott Kahn which, like Drexler, recently benefited from the market boom, sold for $212,500. Shannon’s global auction reports for the painting titled The Woods from over six countries and multiple states.
Other notable sales in the Contemporary category include an untitled work on paper by Bob Thompson, from 1963, which sold for $55,000; a surrealist landscape by John Atherton, entitled Back Yard, sold for $55,000; an Italian painting of two women by Massimo Campigli, which sold for $50,000; and a work on paper by Michael Goldberg, which sold for $37,500.
Exceptional, fresh-to-market offerings boosted Pennsylvania Impressionism results. A remarkable Daniel Garber, titled Elm Bough, sold for $262,500 after heated telephone bidding. An impressive work by Edward Redfield titled Drifted Road, a 1917 snow scene, sold for $237,500; John Folinsbee’s Goat Hill sold for $50,000; and a view titled Canal and River (also by Folinsbee) fetched $35,000.
Early modern American art achieved remarkable results, led by Walt Kuhn’s Girl in Green, a compelling portrait of a circus performer, which sold for $106,500; a portrait of a young girl by Ashcan artist Robert Henri, which sold for $100,000; a wall study for Thomas Hart Benton’s Over the Mountains which sold for $81,250; and a view titled Going to the Barn by American regionalist Dale Nichols, which sold for $52,500, proving Shannon’s continued success with the artist.
Historic American paintings were led by Thomas Moran’s sublime Turner-esque View of Venice, a 20-inch by 30-inch canvas, which sold for $162,500. A stellar price was obtained for another European scene by an American artist, Robert Vonnoh, titled Beside the River (Grez), which sold for $68,750.
A masterful painting by 19th-century landscape painter William M. Hart doubled the high estimate, selling for $62,500. The scene, a luminist view entitled Sun Setting Over Mountain Stream, was dated 1864. A coastal view of Maine by William Trost Richards sold for $60,000, while a portrait of a young man by William Merritt Chase s sold for $52,500.
Of Shannon’s remarkable success despite growing competition for quality shipments, owner Sandra Germain said, “Our customers recognize our commitment to customer service, our quality offerings and enjoy working with us as a team. We are delighted to welcome an increasing number of new customers with each sale and look forward to our future success.
Shannon’s has positioned itself as a premier outlet for quality American art from all eras. This latest auction is proof of his success on the American art market. Shannon’s accepts shipments year-round. To inquire about a possible mailing or to sign up for their mailing list, please visit shannons.com.
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