Dis­tinc­tive Finds

David Dike Fine Art’s an­nual Texas Art Auc­tion takes place Jan­uary 20 at Wild­man Art Fram­ing with turn-of-the-cen­tury to mid­cen­tury art­work cross­ing the block

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David Dike Fine Art’s an­nual Texas Art Auc­tion takes place Jan­uary 20 at Wild­man Art Fram­ing with turn-of-the-cen­tury to mid­cen­tury art­work cross­ing the block

Jan­uary 20, noon Texas Art Auc­tion Wild­man Art Fram­ing

1715 Mar­ket Cen­ter Boule­vard Dal­las, TX 75207 t: (214) 720-4044 www.david­dike.com

Each Jan­uary, David Dike Fine Art hosts its an­nual Texas Art Auc­tion fea­tur­ing a se­lec­tion of art­work of artists from and as­so­ci­ated with the Lone Star State. this year’s sale, tak­ing place at noon Jan­uary 20 at Wild­man Art Fram­ing in Dal­las, will fea­ture turn-of-the-cen­tury and mid­cen­tury of­fer­ings, with some of the big­gest names in Texas art hav­ing work come avail­able. Fea­tured in this year’s auc­tion are 402 lots, mak­ing it one of the largest the gallery has hosted.

“As al­ways, we start the sale with works on pa­per—lim­ited edi­tion blackand-white prints, lithographs, color prints, seri­graphs,” says Anne Kelly Lewis, di­rec­tor and fine art ap­praiser at David Dike Fine Art. “we have a few in­ter­est­ing fo­lios this year.”

One of the high­lights is a Scott and Ste­wart Gentling fo­lio ti­tled Of Birds and Texas.the fo­lio, which is No. 66 of 500, is signed by the twin brothers and John Graves, who helped pro­duce the book. “they were in­spired by the Audubon bird prints, so they cre­ated this large, im­pres­sive fo­lio af­ter the Audubon book,” says Lewis. “it’s re­ally beau­ti­ful, and it’s in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion.”

A 1926 etch­ing with aquatint by Mary Bon­ner ti­tled Le Tau­reau au Rodeo is also com­ing avail­able in the sale.the work, which is in a long, tableau style that she is known for, is es­ti­mated at $12,000 to $15,000.

“Be­cause they’re so long, and it was early in her print­mak­ing ca­reer, she’d make it one full sheet, but with three dif­fer­ent sheets. She would print three dif­fer­ent pieces and put them to­gether,” says Lewis. “Of­ten­times you won’t find a full piece be­cause they’re cut like that [and you could] break them apart and frame them sep­a­rately. this is a re­ally nice, unique op­por­tu­nity to get a full, re­ally ex­cel­lent con­di­tion etch­ing piece. We haven’t had a full piece like that in over 10 years.”

Mov­ing to the paint­ings and sculp­ture seg­ment, there are a num­ber of well-known names rep­re­sented. A group of Frank Reaugh pas­tels will be high­lighted, in­clud­ing the longhorn piece Herd on the Wi­chita

(est. $4/8,000).Three Texas scenes by Aud­ley Dean Nichols also will cross the block, as well as a cou­ple of early pieces by Paul Schu­mann.two 1920s pieces by Re­veau Bas­sett also are of note: Ducks at Sun­rise (est. $4/6,000) and Sun­set (est. $8/12,000).

There will be six Ju­lian On­der­donk

paint­ings in the sale in­clud­ing Af­ter­noon on the San Mar­cos River, Martin­dale,

Texas (est. $150/300,000), which was com­mis­sioned by the Martin­dale fam­ily. This sale marks the first time the work is be­ing of­fered at auc­tion. among the other five pieces are a hand­ful that will be added to On­der­donk’s cat­a­logue raisonné in an ad­den­dum be­cause they are so fresh to the mar­ket. Lewis elab­o­rates, “sev­eral are out of pri­vate es­tates and col­lec­tions that have had them since they were ac­quired di­rectly from On­der­donk.”

A Nice Morn­ing, 1910, is one of those On­der­donks, as is Gray Day in the Hills, San An­to­nio, tx. the first piece, mea­sur­ing 8 by 11 inches, is ex­pected to sell be­tween $40,000 and $60,000, while the lat­ter paint­ing has an es­ti­mate of $30,000 to $50,000.

Other auc­tion high­lights in­clude Olin H. travis’ War Lords, 1936, which ap­peared in the 1997 ex­hi­bi­tion Vi­sions of Texas 1900–1950 at Art Mu­seum of South­east Texas in Beau­mont. It also was in the trav­el­ing show Com­ing Home: amer­i­can Paint­ings from 1930-50, from the Ja­son Schoen Col­lec­tion, held Oc­to­ber 2003 to Novem­ber 2005.

The work, which mea­sures a large 21 by 52 inches, has a pre­sale es­ti­mate of $60,000 to $80,000.

Zanne Hochberg’s Ode to Mother­well (est. $15/20,000), Carl Ben­ton Comp­ton’s Gath­er­ing in Church­yard (est. $8/12,000), and Sey­mour Fo­gel’s Ab­stract [Fig­u­ral] Com­po­si­tional (est. $8/12,000) are also in the sale.

Ju­lian On­der­donk (1882-1922), Gray Day in the Hills, San An­to­nio, TX, 1910. Oil on board, 14 x 20 in., signed lower left: ‘Ju­lian On­der­donk’. Es­ti­mate: $30/50,000

Zanne Hochberg (1931-2001), Ode to Mother­well. Oil on can­vas, 53 x 67½ in., signed lower right: ‘Z Hochberg’. Es­ti­mate; $15/20,000

Left: Olin H. Travis (1888-1975), War Lords, 1936. Oil on Ma­sonite, 21 x 51 in., signed lower left: ‘Olin Travis’. Es­ti­mate: $60/80,000

Above: Ju­lian On­der­donk (1882-1922), A Nice Morn­ing, 1910. Oil on board, 8 x 11 in., signed lower left: ‘Ju­lian On­der­donk’. Es­ti­mate: $40/60,000

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