Al­ter­mann Gal­leries’ On­line Sale

Taos and other works from New Mex­ico will be avail­able in Al­ter­mann Gal­leries’ on­line-only sale through­out Novem­ber.

Western Art Collector - - CONTENTS -

Santa Fe, NM

Be­gin­ning Novem­ber 1 and run­ning all month long, Al­ter­mann Gal­leries & Auc­tion­eers will be host­ing an on­line-only sale of Western works. The auc­tion , which will have more than 200 lots, will also fo­cus on mod­er­ately priced works with no or low re­serves.

Bid­ding will be avail­able for the on­line sale at www.in­valu­able.com. The auc­tion lots will be avail­able for pre­view at the Santa Fe gallery—mon­day through Fri­day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.—be­gin­ning Novem­ber 1.

“Our trend is about a third of our bid­ders are in the room, a third on the phones or by ab­sen­tee bid, and a third on­line. So it will be ex­cit­ing to have an on­line-only sale as that area has shown a lot of growth for us,” auci­ton owner Richard Al­ter­mann says. “We’re also help­ing bid­ders who might not be 100 per­cent com­puter lit­er­ate so they can set up an ac­count and bid. We want to help any­one who wants to par­tic­i­pate.”

Auc­tion high­lights in­clude Fre­mont El­lis’ land­scape, As­pens, an oil that mea­sures 22 by 28 inches. The work, with a prom­i­nent V-shaped com­po­si­tion that leads the eye into a nar­row aspen-lined path, is es­ti­mated at $15,000 to $20,000. The Mon­tana-born painter was in­stru­men­tal in the cre­ation of the art group Los Cinco Pin­tores, which he formed with Wil­lard Nash, Jozef Bakos, Will Shus­ter and Wal­ter Mruk.

An­other work up for grabs is Wil­liam R. Leigh’s The Wa­ter Girl of Walpi, a small gouache work es­ti­mated at $6,000 to $8,000. Leigh, who is most fa­mous for his cow­boy ac­tion scenes, also spent a great deal of time paint­ing Na­tive Amer­i­can women.

A third high­light is E. Martin Hen­nings’ por­trait of his wife and daugh­ter, Mrs. Hen­nings with Daugh­ter, which will be of­fered with no re­serve. The work is es­ti­mated at $15,000 to $25,000. Hen­nings was an in­flu­en­tial mem­ber of the Taos So­ci­ety of Artists.

Wil­liam R. Leigh (1866-1955), The Wa­ter Girl of Walpi, gouache on pa­per, 8¾ x 6" Es­ti­mate: $6/10,000

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