Indiana Art Auctions

Jackson's Indiana Art Auction Results & Prices March 28, 2010

The Jackson's Auction & Real Estate Company held an auction on March 28, in Indianapolis, Indiana.  There was a larger than normal crowd, apprearing to be at least 100 people or more, and very competitive bidding.  A 22 X 32, O/C, T.C. Steele still life sold, titled, "Dogwoods".  According to the auctionneer, Dennis Jackson, it set an auction record, selling for $85,000.00! Excitement was in the air, while bidders competed for the winning bid. 

There were two very nice V.J. Cariani landscapes with competive bidders in the crowd and on the phone, who wanted to take these well executed paintings home.  The Cariani landscapes were a couple of the best Cariani landscapes that have come up for sale at a local Indianapolis auction.  There was a 20X24, O/B, with a Brown County barns, wagons, and chickens that sold for $17,500.00, and a 10X12 O/B piece of a Brown County cabin with women at the well, selling for $13,000.00.  The last Cariani, a 32X36 floral still life of Peonies sold for $8,000.00. 

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Wickliff Indiana Art Auction Results & Prices March 20, 2010

The Wickliff and Associates Auctioneers, Inc. March 20, 2010 auction held in Indianapolis, IN. drew both onsite and internet bidders. Art work from Indiana, Richmond and Brown County artists were represented as well as other works of art from artists outside of Indiana. Auctioning of the 82 works of art started promptly at 4:00p.m. At almost every Indiana Art auction there is a least one painting available for sale by Brown County Artist Claude Curry Bohm, and this auction was no exception.  The winter scene of a few lonely pine trees and drifting snow was not typical of what you would expect from Bohm, but none the less a nice painting titled “Dirfting Snow” measured 30x36, oil on canvas and SLR,  brought $7,000 to the highest bidder. Several other artists who painted and lived in the Brown Couny Art Colony were also represented.  A painting by V. J Cariani who moved to Brown County in 1923 and lived there the rest of his life provided interested bidders a choice of several paintings. A 32x36 oil on canvas titled “November in the Hills" signed lower right was purchased for $6,0000. A smaller  7.5 x 9.5 O/C Cariani painting of a summer hillside by a lake was unsigned but had the Marie Goth Estate stamps, sold for $650.

Winter scenes always seem to be popular among collectors and a lucky bidder walked away with a nice Carl Graf 25x30 Oil on Canvas, signed lower right and titled “Mid Winter” for $2,500. Representation of the Richmond Group artists was not absent from the auction. Two nice paintings by Homer G. Davission were available to collectors for purchase by the highest bidder. A 25x30 O/C SLL depicting a winter farm scene sold for $7,000 and a nice Autumn landscape oil on canvas laid on board measuring 24 x 28, SLL sold for $1,750. A painting by Richmond artist Edgar Forkner who was an early member of the Richmond Group was available and competitive bidding reflected the interest collectors have in his work. The 36 x 34 oil on canvase SLL depicting boats in the harbor sold for $7,000.

 Other auction results and prices included:

Richard Buckner Gruelle 9x2, WC, sold for $1,200
William Forsyth 14x10.5, WC sold for $500
Leota Loop 20x24, O/C flower still life sold for $400
Ruth B. Anderson 7x5 O/B SLL sold for $325
John W Hardrick 16x20, o/b Snow Scene SLR sold for $475

Jacksons Indiana Art Auction Results & Prices November 15, 2009

Indiana Art Auction November 15th, 2009 Indianapolis, In. There were 140 paintings for sale at the "Jacksons Auction and Real Estate Company" held on November 15th, 2009 in Indianapolis, IN. Many Indiana artists were represented in the auction, including Hoosier Group artists Theodore Clement Steele, William Forsyth, and Otto Stark. In addition, Brown County Artists Claude Curry Bohm, Dale Philip Bessire, Edward K. Williams, Carl Graf , Varaldo J. Cariaini, and George LaChance were among other notable artists.

Auction attendees were provided the opportunity to view a major oil on board by Glenn Cooper Henshaw (1884 to 1946) measuring 25x34. Although not titled by the artist, the painting was of a New York scene and Signed Lower Right (SLR) “21 'NY”. Very few Henshaw oil's come up for auction and certainly not one of this caliber. Several bidders were interested in purchasing the Henshaw with bidder competition very strong. At the end, the winning bidder left with a very nice painting for $27,000.Two Theodore Clement Steele (1847 to 1926) paintings were represented. One was a 20x16 oil on canvas portrait of a young boy unsigned but with authenticity . The other a 22x32 oil on canvas SLR 1917 and titled “Through the Clearing” sold for $11,500.

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