Published: December 9, 2015
PHILADELPHIA, PENN. — The salesroom was packed for the December 6 American art and Pennsylvania Impressionists auction. Exceeding expectations, the sale realized $4,066,410 million, the highest total for this department at Freeman’s since its inception in 2013.
Drawing a great deal of attention during traveling exhibitions to London, New York and the Philadelphia area, the top lot of the day was Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Winter Corn Fields,” which attained $1,145,000. This work, rarely seen since in public since its initial acquisition in the early 1940s, had never been brought to auction before.
“We are delighted with the results of the sale-our highest total to date and the Wyeth is our first million dollar lot of American Art. There was a buzz in the saleroom and all of our top lots went to private collectors,” said Freeman’s vice chairman and head of fine art Alasdair Nichol. “I am very pleased with the 83% sell through rate which I believe exceeds the recent American Art auctions in New York. These sales continue to attract new clients beyond the assumed American buyer base.”
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