Virtual Fall Texas Art Auction - October 3, 2020
October 3, 2020 marked the first of its kind of the annual David Dike Fine Art Texas Art auction. This is the first year since 1996 the auction was held without a live audience. While in years past we have offered internet and phone bidding for those offsite, this Fall was the first time those were the exclusive bidding methods. David Dike Fine Art maintained an in-person preview event for three weeks leading up to the sale date. Hundreds of interested bidders came by 214 Projects to view all 413 lots in the sale. The enthusiasm and interest on the visitor’s part was earnest. There were several Zoom preview events and virtual tours. These live virtual events included a walk through with David speaking to the Texas Art Collectors Organization; Patron Magazine’s editor Terri Provencal interviewing David on the auction and history of Early Texas
Art; a private museum Zoom “tour”; and Collector House featuring a recorded YouTube video of Jennifer Klos interviewing David.
The virtual auction itself proved a success with 80.1% of the 413 lots sold on October 3, 2020.
The phone, absentee and internet bids combined, more than tripled in volume from years past.
David Dike Fine Art doubled the online presence from with LiveAucitoneers and adding NextLot bidding platforms. Phone bidding staff was also doubled from past auctions.
Auction highlights include lot 161, Porfirio Salinas, “The Open Gate”, selling for $69,000. The painting was a large impressionist Bluebonnet painting by the artist that had been in the same private family collection for over five decades. The Everett Spruce painting, titled “Riverbird” of the Pedernales Falls depicting a bird species: “Chuck-will’s-widow” sold for $57,600. There were several paintings in the auction by Julian Onderdonk, notably a small oil on panel measuring 9 ½” by 12 ½” sold for $46,800, lot 176 titled, “Winter in the Brush Country, Southwest Texas” executed in 1922. Relatively new to the auction market were two paintings by Dallas abstract expressionist painter, Jennie Haddad. Her works sold for record-breaking prices: lot 200 titled “One O’clock” sold for $19,200; and lot 201 titled: “Storm” sold for $25,200.
David Dike Fine Art anticipates holding future auctions with a live udience when the time is right. The gallery will continue to offer offsite and virtual bidding platforms. The enthusiasm of the buyers and loyalty of both new and seasoned Texas Art collectors made the sale possible.
-Anne Kelly Lewis, Auction Director
Fall Texas Art Auction - November 9, 2019
The Texas Art Auction
The David Dike Fine Art, Texas Art Auction took place on November 9, 2019 once again at Wildman Art Framing, Louis Murad was the auctioneer. There were over 350 people who attended auction, which started at 12, noon and the lively event lasted until 5:00 PM. The sale featured 297 lots of early to mid-century modern Texas art. 84.5% of the lots successfully sold at the auction. The overall sold price for all of the lots was $1,894,800 (including the buyer’s premium). Some of the highlights of the sale include the top selling lot 128, the Michael G. Owen painting featuring the artist himself and the great American folk musician, Huddie “Lead Belly” Leadbetter which sold for $228,000.
Other auction records to date include lot 64 the “Portrait of Governor James Pickney Henderson” by Solomon Salomon (Am. 1869-1937) which sold for $16,800. There were two paintings by Texas modernist, Robert Preusser (Am. 1919-1992) in the sale; the painting titled, “Mayan Antiquity” executed in 1954 sold for $60,000, an auction record for the artist. The early Texas abstract expressionist, Ben Culwell had two paintings in the sale as well, and lot 132, Untitled work, number 56-II which he executed between 1958 – 1977 sold for $30,000 an auction record for Culwell. The “Red Buds in Spring”, by early Texas landscape artist, Ella K. Mewhinney, lot 115 was an auction record for the artist, selling for $22,800.
Spring Texas Art Auction - April 6, 2019
The Texas Art Auction
The David Dike Fine Art, Spring Texas Art Auction was a festive and successful fine art auction, which took place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Wildman Art Framing. The crowd was filled with interested and dedicated Texas Art enthusiasts. Several first-time buyers were present and active at the sale as well.
The auction sold 88% of the 255 available lots. The top selling lot in the sale was the Julian Onderdonk painting titled Road Through the Trees painted in 1913-1914, which sold for $384,000. The second highest selling work in the sale was lot 127, by Porfirio Salinas titled Cactus in the Hill Country, which sold for $120,000, a new auction record for the artist. Prior to this, the previous the previous record auction sale for Salinas was at the David Dike Fine Art, Texas Art Auction in October 2018; a bluebonnet painting titled Texas Hill Country Spring which sold for $90,000. Another top selling lot in the sale was lot 124, the Florence McClung titled, Dallas executed in 1930, it sold for $72,000. A Florence McClung of similar subject matter, however a much larger work and tighter regional style sold in our October 2018 sale for an auction record-breaking $252,000. A jewel of the sale was lot 146 by Dallas’ own Reveau Bassett titled Ducks in Flight which sold for $39,600.
This spring auction featured the collection of Dallas landscape architect and Texas fine art collector, John Stone, 96% of the lots in his collection sold. These exquisite paintings of which Stone was a steward of for decades have found new eager homes. Please visit our website for information on upcoming shows and auctions.
The Live Auctioneers online catalog, to view the full catalog.
To view the auction results, click here: AUCTION RESULTS
Fall Texas Art Auction - October 27, 2018
David Dike Fine Art presents the now semiannual Texas Art Auction. The Spring sale features 249 lots of early to contemporary Texas Art. Jone Stone, a Dallas art collector for the past 40 years, offers 60 painting from his collection.
Assembled with passion and adored for many decades, the collection of John Stone is inspired by nature and his appreciation and love for Texas art, both contemporary and rooted in the tradition of the early Texas landscape oil painting. The Spring auction features paintings from Dallas’ own Otis Dozier, Olin Travis, Edward Eisenlohr and Merritt Mauzey. Texas Modernism is represented by collections of Seymour Fogel and Zanne Hochberg among many others. Louis Murad of Murad Auctioneers will conduct the sale. (Louis Murad TXS 13362)
The sale will take place once again at Wildman Art Framing on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The bidding will start promptly at 12, noon, the doors will open at 10:00 AM. We will provide live, online bidding, absentee and phone bidding will be available as well. Auction preview will also take place at Wildman Art Framing, Marth 18 – April 5, Monday – Friday from 10 AM – 5 PM
WHAT: Spring Texas Art Auction & Preview
WHEN: Auction: April 6, 2019; Preview: March 18 – April 5, Mon – Fri 10 AM – 5 PM
WHERE: Wildman Art Framing
1715 Market Center Blvd
Dallas TX 75207
The Live Auctioneers online catalogue is now live, click the link below to view the full catalogue
To view the November flip book catalogue, click here: 2019 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE
To view the October flip book catalogue, click here: 2018 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE
To view the January flip book catalogue, click here: 2018 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE
To view the 2017 virtual flip book catalogue, click here: 2017 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE
To view the 2016 virtual flip book catalogue, click here: 2016 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE
To view the 2015 virtual flip book catalogue, click here: 2015 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE
To view the 2014 virtual flip book catalogue, click here: 2014 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE