Published: February 22, 2021
WORCESTER, MASS. – Central Mass Auctions presented more than 150 paintings and other artwork from the estate of Fay Moore, a well-known equine artist, on February 17. Best known for her thoroughbred racing scenes, she has a studio in the National Arts Club in Manhattan’s Grammercy Park district. She believes she is the first woman to get credit for painting sports, an interest that began in the 1960s when she attended the races in Saratoga, N.Y. It was not, however, an equestrian painting but a tender, two-sided pair of portraits of Ines “Noz” Hogan (1895-1973), a Provincetown children’s author, on one side and the other side a self-portrait of Moore herself that led the sale of her artwork. The 20-by-24-inch oil on board sold for $2,950, including premium, squeaking past the previous listed record of $2,500 for a Moore painting, according to Central Mass Auctions’ auctioneer and appraiser Wayne Tuiskula.
A more extensive review of this sale will follow.
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