Published: May 2, 2016
ST CHARLES, ILL. — The top decoy in Guyette & Deeter’s 31st annual spring auction conducted April 21-22 at the Pheasant Run Resort was an exceptional oversize Monhegan Island style merganser by Gus Wilson that sold for $149,500. A running sandpiper by Elmer Crowell was another highlight, selling for $80,500.
Prices soared for iconic sporting art from the Paul Tudor Jones II collection, with all paintings from the featured collection selling. Top painting in the sale was “Startled Retreat,” an acrylic on board by Bob Kuhn at $109,250. The sale was conducted in conjunction with the North American Vintage Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show. The auction grossed just under $2.8 million, with 58 lots selling for more than $10,000 and two lots selling for more than $100,000.
Watch for a complete report on this sale later.
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