Published: November 18, 2015
NEW YORK CITY — Record-setting American art hit more than $4.2 million at Heritage Auctions’ fall sale on November 16. Maxfield Parrish’s classic “Jason and His Teacher,” published as a 1909 frontispiece by Collier’s magazine, sold for more than $1 million. The auction set several world records, including the most valuable painting ever sold by artist Stevan Dohanos. His 1950 Saturday Evening Post cover “Menemsha, Massachusetts, Post Office” soared to $167,000, against a $40,000 estimate. A record auction price for a nocturne by Western art master Eanger Irving Couse was claimed by “The Call of the Flute,” 1922, which sold for $341,000. Fresh to market, the oil remained in the same private collection for 92 years. Influenced by his childhood spent in Spain and the American Southwest, “Kaleidoscope” by Clark Hulings – a bucolic and vibrant depiction of an everyday market scene– fetched $161,000. Watch for a complete report on this sale and other American art sales being conducted this week in an upcoming issue.
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