News-Antique.com - Nov 30,2007 - Today's auction of Sporting and Wildlife Art realized $6,254,963/£3,036,390/4,255,077.
The top lot was Fire Storm by Bob Kuhn from the Doug and Ellen Miller Collection which sold for $657,000/£318,932/446,939 setting a world auction record for the artist.
New York Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Sale no: 1910 Top Ten
[All sold prices include buyers premium]
Sold: $6,254,963 £3,036,390 4,255,077
Lots Sold: 138 Lots Offered: 205 Sold by Lot: 67% Sold by $: 81%
Exchange Rate: £ = $2.06 / = $1.47
Lot Description Estimate ($) Purchase Price Buyer
163 Bob Kuhn, Fire Storm, acrylic on masonite, 1975WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST $180,000-220,000 $657,000£318,932446,939 U.S. Institution
152 Bob Kuhn, Leopard in Light and Shade, 1974 $180,000-250,000 $601,000£291,748408,844 U.S. Private
40 John Emms, Hounds and Terriers in a Stable, oil on canvas $250,000-400,000 $301,000£146,117204,762 U.K. Trade
198 Dylan Lewis, Walking Cheetahs, bronze with green patina WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THIS MODEL $250,000-350,000 $301,000£146,117204,762 U.S. Institution
18 John E. Ferneley Sen., A Gentleman, possibly Francis Holyoke, on a Bay Hunter in a Landscape, a Hunt Beyond, oil on canvas $120,000-180,000 $265,000£128,641180,272 European Private
99 Sir Alfred James Munnings, A Huntsman Opening a Gate, oil on canvas $200,000-300,000 $217,000£105,340147,619 European Private
8 John E Ferneley Sen., Filigree and her daughter Cobweb, with Foals in a Landscape, oil on canvas $200,000-300,000 $217,000£105,340147,619 Anonymous
50 Thomas Blinks, Setters, oil on canvas $40,000-60,000 $193,000£93,689131,293 Anonymous
49 Thomas Blinks, Pointers, oil on canvas $40,000-60,000 $145,000£70,38898,639 Anonymous
162 Bob Kuhn, Bright Tiger, acrylic on masonite, 1972 $120,000-180,000 $145,000£70,38898,639 U.S. Institution
Clare McKeon, VP, British & Irish Art, said: We are delighted with the result of today's Sporting & Wildlife Art sale including the Collection of Doug & Ellen Miller. We saw keen bidding from American and European private collectors as well as from an American Institution. There was strong competition for traditional sporting artists such as John Ferneley, Alfred Munnings, Thomas Blinks and John Emms. Bidding was fierce and world auction records were set for renowned wildlife artists Bob Kuhn, James Lippet Clark, Dylan Lewis, William R. Leigh and David Shepherd. This sale concludes a highly successful year for the Sporting Art Department with international sales of $16,476,757 including our inaugural Dog Sale in New York. We look forward to the next Sporting & Wildlife Art Sale in May 2008.