CONTEMPORARY ART AND PENNSYLVANIA IMPRESSIONISM LEAD SHANNON’S FALL SALE
MILFORD, CONNECTICUT – Quality, fresh-to-market offerings achieved notable results in Shannon’s October 27, 2022 Fall Auction. The 179-lot sale sold over 84% and grossed 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 Monhegan artist Lynne Mapp Drexler. Drexler’s prices have skyrocketed in recent years and the team at Shannon’s had the knowledge to offer this painting at the most advantageous time for their client. Untitled from 1963 sold for $450,000 after lively online and phone participation.
A painting by Scott Kahn, who, like Drexler, has recently benefited from market enthusiasm, sold for $212,500. Shannon’s reports global bidding on 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, sold for $55,000; a surrealist landscape by John Atherton, titled “Back Yard”, sold for $55,000; an Italian painting of two women by Massimo Campigli sold for $50,000; and a work on paper by Michael Goldberg sold for $37,500.
Exceptional, fresh-to-market, offerings drove the results for Pennsylvania Impressionism. A remarkable Daniel Garber, Elm Bough, sold for $262,500 after lively telephone bidding. An impressive Edward Redfield, “Drifted Road”, snow scene from 1917, sold for $237,500 ; John Folinsbee’s, Goat Hill, sold for $50,000 and a view titled “Canal and River” also by Folinsbee brought $35,000.
Early modern American art achieved standout results led by Walt Kuhn, Girl in Green, a compelling portrait of a circus performer, sold for $106,500; a portrait of a young girl by Ashcan artist Robert Henri, sold for $100,000; a mural study for “Over the Mountains”, by Thomas Hart Benton sold for $81,250; and a view titled “Going to the Barn” by American Regionalist, Dale Nichols, sold for $52,500, proving Shannon’s continued success with the artist.
Historical American paintings were led by Thomas Moran’s sublime, Turner-esque view of Venice, a 20 x 30-inch canvas, sold for $162,500. A stellar price was achieved for another European scene by an American artist, Robert Vonnoh, Beside the River (Grez) 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 titled “Sun Setting Over Mountain Stream”, was dated 1864. A coastal view of Maine by William Trost Richards sold for $60,000 and a portrait of a young gentleman by William Merritt Chase sold for $52,500.
Of Shannon’s remarkable success despite increasing competition for quality consignments, owner Sandra Germain commented, “Our clients recognize our commitment to customer service and quality offerings. They have grown to trust Shannon’s and enjoy working with us as a team. We are excited to welcome an increasing number of new clients with each sale and are looking forward to our future success.” The auction house has positioned itself as a leading outlet for quality American art from all periods. This most recent auction is proof of their success in the American art market.
Shannon’s accepts consignments year-round. To inquire about a possible consignment or to sign up for their mailing list visit shannons.com.