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Texas Art Auc­tion

MAY 12


Her­itage Auc­tions’ Texas Art Auc­tion on May 12 fea­tured work by prom­i­nent Tex­ans and other artists as­so­ci­ated with the state.the sale, which re­al­ized more than $517,000, fea­tured sev­eral auc­tion records, in­clud­ing records for James Surls and Eleanor On­der­donk. Span­ish painter José Arpa had two two-selling works: Brack­en­ridge Park, San An­to­nio, Texas (est. $60/80,000), which sold for $62,500, and Bap­tizmo del In­fante Don Juan en Sevilla (est. $30/50,000), which sold for $37,500. Bri­tish-born painter Robert William Wood, who was ac­tive in Texas in the 1930s, had three works in the top 10, in­clud­ing his Texas Blue­bon­nets from 1943, which had a high es­ti­mate of

$15,000, but sold well above at $21,250. Other pieces by Wood in­clude Cacti (est. $12/18,000) that sold for $15,000 and Texas Spring­time (est. $10/15,000) at $10,000. James Surls’ 2002 sculp­ture Into the Flow­ers (est. $80/120,000), was the top lot of the sale at $106,250, while Olin Travis’ Re­turn of the Mar­tyrs (est. $20/30,000) sold just above its low es­ti­mate to be­come the fourth high­est earn­ing lot at $22,500.

Olin Travis (1888-1975), Re­turn of the Mar­tyrs. Oil on can­vas, 25 x 44¼ in., signed lower right: ‘Olin Travis OT’; signed and ti­tled verso: ‘Re­turn of the / Mar­tyrs / by OT / Olin Travis / H453’. Courtesy Her­itage Auc­tions. Es­ti­mate: $20/30,000 SOLD: $22,500

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