ALTERMANN GALLERIES & AUCTIONEERS
345 Camino Del Monte Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87501 • (855) 945-0448 • www.altermann.com
Altermann Galleries auction in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on November 8 was well received with $1.4 million in sales. Taos Society of Artists members Joseph Henry Sharp and E. Martin Hennings performed well with Sharp’s Jerry Taos with Lover’s Flute selling at $51,600 and the Hennings’ Indian Hunters selling at $45,600. Cowboy Artists of America member Joe Beeler brought $36,000 for The Hostile’s Revenge while Frank Mccarthy’s The Greeting realized $23,400. Ray Swanson’s The Old Navajo sold above its estimate bringing $36,000 and John Moyers painting of a lone burro titled Abandoned brought $18,750, well above the estimated value. Other paintings that performed well include: William Ahrendt’s Jim Bridger Mountain Man bringing $23,400, and John Demott’s Many Snows Ago depicting a Plains Indian selling for $19,800. Fritz Scholder and Dan Namingha both sold well above their estimated prices. Scholder’s Horse #2 brought $18,000 and Namingha’s Passage and Cardinal Directions #12 realized $12,000. In the sculpture category, Dave Mcgary’s When Lighting Strikes was a standout bringing $19,200 with three more Mcgary bronzes selling well within their estimates.
Online Only Auction
February 21, 2020
Frank Mccarthy (1924-2002), The Greeting, oil on linen, 24 x 40” SOLD: $23,400
Joe Beeler (1931-2006), The Hostile’s Revenge, oil on panel, 30 x 48” SOLD: $36,000
Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953), Jerry Taos with Lover’s Flute, oil on canvas, 20 x 16” SOLD: $51,600