We are coming off a very strong $16.1 million sale for 2017 and have seen continued strength in the Western art market. Judging by the quality of consignments coming in, 2018 looks to be another big sale. Last year approximately 20 percent of our sales went to new buyers, which is always encouraging! I wouldn’t say one or two artists are dominating the market right now. It’s more about the quality of the individual works. That said, we’ve seen tremendous interest in the work of Howard
Terpning. He’s considered the dean of contemporary Western painters and retired a couple years ago. His market has always been strong, but we’ve seen quite a few new collectors buying his work these days.
Instead of an artist, I would say the group of Taos Founders is a segment to keep an eye on. The market is really coming back for artists such as E.I. Couse, Joseph Henry Sharp, Ernest Martin Hennings and the others.
COEUR D’ALENE ART AUCTION
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“…2018 looks to be another big sale. Last year approximately 20 percent of our sales went to new buyers, which is always encouraging!”
The Coeur d’alene Art Auction takes place in July in Reno, Nevada.