The American Art sale realized $64,006,000/£37,763,540/€46,724,380 on 22 May 2014 in New York.
Liz Sterling, Head of American Art, commented, “The strong result of this sale confirms the continued strength of the market for American Art, with all sectors of the category having performed well. Norman Rockwell’s The Rookie led the sale at $22.6 million, an all-American illustration, which is the second highest price for the artist at auction and the highest price of the season. Western art also saw top prices, with Thomas Moran’s masterwork The Grand Canyon of the Colorado achieving $12.5 million. Fresh-to-the market works with esteemed provenance commanded top prices; five lots from the Estate of Edgar Bronfman realized a total of $2,357,000, led by Milton Avery’s The Mandolin Player. We look forward to the sale of An American Dynasty: The Clark Family Treasures on June 18, in which works by John Singer Sargent and William Merritt Chase are among the top lots.”