Big Crowds, Spirited Bidding Mark Inaugural Sporting Art Auction At Keeneland

Keeneland logo (Keeneland)
Keeneland logo (Keeneland)
Reported by: Tom Kenny
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 11/20/2013 10:37 pm
LeRoy Neiman's 'Flat Racing,' a one of a kind glazed ceramic tile mural, sold for $291,000, including buyer premium, to top the inaugural Sporting Art Auction held Wednesday at Keeneland.

The auction featured 174-lots representing fine sporting art, American paintings and sculpture from renowned artists.

Two lots, Andrew Wyeth's 'Marsh Hawk,' and Mary Cassatt's 'Children Playing with a Cat,' bid to $4.8 million and $4.7 million, respectively, did not meet their reserves.

Eighty-one percent of the pieces sold and 48-percent of those sold for more than the high estimate value listed in the catalog.

Total sales for the evening surpassed $3.1 million.

The auction was a collaborative effort between Keeneland and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington.

Share
Most Popular
UPDATE: Clay Co. Sheriff Reports Fatal Shooting Not Drug-Related
Meth and other drugs have been ruled out in a fatal shooting that occurred during a turkey hunt Thursday morning, according to the Clay County Sheriff.
KSP To Hold Surplus Vehicle Auction
Kentucky State Police plan to hold a surplus vehicle auction in Frankfort next week.
KSP: 2 Men Shot During Turkey Hunt, 1 Pronounced Dead
State Police are looking into a shooting in Clay County, where they said three men went turkey hunting Thursday morning and two of them were shot -- one fatally.
3 More Stores Headed to Fayette Mall
On Friday, Fayette Mall announced three additional shops that will take the place of the old Sears store in the center of the building.
2 Brothers Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Children
Two brothers were found guilty by a Lincoln County jury Thursday for engaging in sexual acts with children under the age of 12.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.