RESULTS: American Art

New York

American Art

 New York, 26 February 2014, Sale #2822

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


132 lots sold

Total: $4,550,625/£2,730,375/€3,321,956

    75% sold by lot

177 lots offered

£0.60= $1 / € 0.73=$1

85% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



John Philip Falter (1910-1982), Fifth Avenue, oil on Masonite. 


$40,000 - $60,000




US Private


Jane Peterson (1876-1965), Gloucester Harbor, oil on canvas.

$120,000 – $180,000




US Private


John Philip Falter (1910-1982), Spilled Purse on Steep Hill, oil on Masonite. 

$25,000 - $35,000




American Illustrators Gallery, New York City


John Ford Clymer (1907-1989), Tired Hiker, oil on canvas. 

$25,000 - $35,000




The Illustrated Gallery


Anna Mary Robertson 'Grandma' Moses (1860-1961), Whoa There, oil and glitter on masonite

$40,000 - $60,000




US Private


John Philip Falter (1910-1982), Chasing the Fire Engine, oil on canvas. 

$20,000 - $30,000




American Illustrators Gallery, New York City


Stevan Dohanos (1907-1994), Packing the Car, oil and pencil on canvas.

$15,000 - $25,000




The Illustrated Gallery


Milton Avery (1885-1965), Vermont Landscape, oil on canvasboard, painted circa 1942.

$60,000 – $80,000




US Private


Mead Schaeffer (1898-1980), San Francisco Cable Car, oil and pencil on canvas 

$20,000 - $30,000




American Illustrators Gallery, New York City


Cyrus Edwin Dallin (1861-1944), Appeal to the Great Spirit, bronze with red-brown patina. 

$40,000 - $60,000




US Private

Liz Sterling, Head of American Art, commented, “On the heels of one of Christie’s most successful American Art seasons in history, the first sale of 2014 demonstrated the continued demand for works in a variety of genres, leading to the highest mid-season sale total for the category.   With solid sell-through rates, all genres offered in the sale performed well, including Modernism, Western art, Folk Art, and particularly Illustration.  Three works by John Philip Falter, all of which were cover illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post, can be found in the Top Ten works from the sale, with Fifth Avenue setting a new world auction record for the artist, after achieving 10 times its pre-sale estimate.”

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Next Sale: Thursday, 22 May 2014, New York, American Art


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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium.

Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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