Big Crowds, Spirited Bidding Mark Inaugural Sporting Art Auction 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.