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Event Date25 September 2012 | Live auction 2583

American Art

New York
American Art

Sale Overview

Christie's sale of American Art realized $2,649,475/£1,642,675/€2,040,096, selling 63% by lot and 76% by value.  The top lot of the sale was Norman Rockwell’s Keeping his Course (Exeter Grill), which sold for $218,500/ £135,470/ €168,245.

Jennifer Klaus, Associate Specialist and Head of Sale, comments: “The sale of American Art attracted collectors of all levels, who were eager to bid on American works of art spanning a variety of genres, including Impressionism, Modernism, Illustrations, and sculpture.  Keeping His Course  and Study for ‘The Runaway’ by Norman Rockwell were the top lots of the sale, selling well-above their high estimates and underscoring the artist’s continued reputation as one of the most prominent American illustrators. Western paintings also did particularly well, with Edgar Alwin Payne’s La Marque Lake, High Sierra selling for $80,500, doubling its pre-sale estimate.  We look forward to our next sale of American Art on November 28th.”

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