American & European Fine Art $2.5 million
With $2.5 million in sales, Shannon’s April 26 sale of American and European art became the auction house’s most successful auction in five years.an 80 percent sellthrough rate was achieved, while pieces across all genres were of interest to buyers. Modernism was of particular note, with world auction records set for Eugene Berman’s Esmeralda, From the Hunchback of Notre Dame (est. $7/10,000) and Alice L. Mattern’s Cadence (est. $40/60,000).The paintings sold for $81,250 each. A fresh-to-the-market painting by Colin Campbell Cooper titled New York From Brooklyn (est. $200/300,000) was the top lot of the sale at $162,500.The regionalist scene Winter on the Farm, by Dale Nichols, and William Trost Richards’ seascape Off Conanicut were two others that had interest with buyers, selling for the same price of $62,500. Emil Bisttram’s circa 1938 painting Penetration sold for $75,000, while a work titled Picnic by John Joseph Enneking sold for $68,750.