Milestones September 1999

The Canadian Rockies by Clyde Aspevig from the Prix de West Invitational Exhibition. ,painting, southwest art.
The Canadian Rockies by Clyde Aspevig from the Prix de West Invitational Exhibition

Museum News

The Portland Art Museum acquired seven significant works of art, including a major landscape painting by Paul Cézanne titled Paris: Quai de Bercy-La Halle aux Vin. The acquisitions also include paintings by noted American artists Thomas Moran and David Salle. The new works will be permanently installed in the museum’s renovated 240,000-square-foot space, which is scheduled for completion in August 2000.

The C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT, announced that it has met the Kresge Foundation’s challenge to raise $5.7 million in order to be awarded $450,000 from the foundation. The majority of the funds are earmarked for museum expansion.


The Rotary Foundation of Santa Fe, NM, has named Taos painter Agnes Martin its distinguished artist of 1999. The foundation will honor Martin at a dinner on October 9 at the Eldorado Hotel.

The Society of Animal Artists has tapped Joy Kroeger Beckner for membership. Beckner is a Missouri-based bronze sculptor.


The Internet auction company eBay has purchased Butterfield & Butterfield, the 134-year-old, San Francisco-based auction house.

The Art Dealers Association of America has established a fine-arts exhibition space on the Internet. Fine Arts Market Online is located on the organization’s Web site at Visitors to the site can view paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints from all periods that are for sale by ADAA member galleries.

Show Results

Prix de West Invitational Exhibition
National Cowboy Hall of Fame and
Western Heritage Center
Oklahoma City, OK; June 1999

Overall sales: $1.8 million

Afternoon on the Hondo by E.I. Couse from  Altermann & Morris Galleries Collectors Sale.,painting, southwest art.
Afternoon on the Hondo by E.I. Couse from  Altermann & Morris Galleries’ Collectors Sale


Michael Coleman, Prix de West Purchase Award
Ken Carlson, Frederic Remington Award
Clyde Aspevig, Robert Lougheed Memorial Award
Dan Gerhartz, Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyers’ Choice Award
Collectors Sale
Altermann & Morris Galleries
Dallas, TX; May 1999

Overall sales: $2,003,200

Top lots:

E.I. Couse, Meditation, oil, 20 x 24, $94,600
Henry Shrady, Elk Buffalo [1899], bronze, h14, $72,600
Curt Walters, Still Edge of Wildness, oil, 60 x 80, $57,200
Michael Coleman, Last Glow Blackfeet Encampment, oil, 40 x 60, $56,100
Clark Hulings, The Yellow Bedspread, oil, 27 x 32, $55,000
E.I. Couse, Afternoon on the Hondo, oil, 16 x 12, $51,700
Kenneth Riley, Dog Dancer, oil, 40 x 32, $49,500
Clark Hulings, The Orange Juice Stand, oil, 16 x 30, $46,200
Roy Andersen, The Kiowa Banner, oil, 48 x 32, $45,100
Frank McCarthy, Dawn Patrol—Flankers Out, oil, 26 x 40, $38,500

American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture (Including Taos and Western Paintings and Sculpture From a Private Collection)
Sotheby’s New York, NY; May 1999
Overall sales: $29,207,500

Top lots:

Frederic Edwin Church, To the Memory of Cole, oil, 32 x 49, $4,732,500
Winslow Homer, Woodchopper in the Adirondacks, oil, 10 3/4 x 15 1/4, $992,500
Martin Johnson Heade, Two Orchards in a Mountain Landscape, oil, 17 x 23, $937,500
Thomas Moran, A Showery Day: Grand Canyon, oil, 25 x 20, $745,000
Walter Ufer, Sunspots, oil, 31 x 35, $745,000
William Merritt Chase, Afternoon Shadows, oil, 14 1/2 x 16, $673,500
Frederick C. Frieseke, The Japanese Parasol, oil, 32 x 25 3/4, $635,000
Maxfield Parrish, Cleopatra, oil, 30 1/2 x 34, $607,500

American and California Paintings and Sculpture
Butterfield & Butterfield
San Francisco, CA; June 1999

Overall sales: $3,601,580

Top lots:

Guy Rose, The Cathedral Tours, oil, 28 3/4 x 23 1/2, $321,500
Guy Rose, Arch Beach Cove, oil, 23 3/4 x 28 3/4, $222,500
Maurice Braun, El Cajon Valley, oil, 30 x 40, $85,000
John Marshall Gamble, Wild Buckwheat Near Capistrano [1921], oil, 20 x 30, $79,500
Frank Weston Benson, Sunset Over the Surf [1891], oil, 15 x 30, $74,000
Clifford Prevost Grayson, Tired of Waiting, oil, 54 x 48, $57,500
Granville Redmond, Farm Pond at Night, oil, 26 1/4 x 36, $57,500
Henry Percy Gray, Trees and Wildflowers, watercolor, 20 x 28, $54,625

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