S SANTA FE ART AUCTION
932 Railfan Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505 • (505) 954-5858 • www.santafeartauction.com
anta Fe Art Auction was delighted to open the new doors to its massively expanded permanent facility at the Baca Railyard to a packed house on November 9, with well over 200 registered bidders in attendance and more than 1,100 registered online across 20 countries. While the auction house launched a new website with its own proprietary online bidding platform this year, allowing www.santafeartauction.com internet bidders the same preferential buyer’s premium as floor bidders, it continues to be available on major online platforms including Invaluable, Liveauctioneers and Bidsquare, and saw remarkable internet sales of some 60 percent of gross sales of $1.8 million and a sell-through rate including post-auction sales of 90 percent. Nevertheless, no matter the venue, live or online, every artwork sold by Santa Fe Art Auction is exhibited and available for inspection, and this year’s signature live auction was no exception, with 378 lots displayed throughout the impressive new premises. This year’s auction featured a number of special collections, including important highlights from the Patricia Janis Broder Collection that achieved auction records for distinguished American Indian artists including Oscar Howe and Pop Chalee, as well as a substantial group of Western American women artists, for which the auction record was achieved for early New Mexico abstract expressionist Janet Lippincott.
Santa Fe Art Auction
Santa Fe, NM
Bob Wade, Pancho Villa, 1988, print color photograph, 26½ x 42½” SOLD: $38,025
Alyce Frank, Realm of Arroyo Hondo, oil on canvas, 41 x 93 x 1½” SOLD: $21,060
Fritz Scholder (1937-2005), Untitled (Buffalo Spirit), acrylic on canvas, 80 x 70" SOLD: $146,250