Charleston Art Auction set a new sales record on Saturday, November 5th, when enthusiastic bidders, including recognized collectors from the low country as well as telephone and absentee buyers throughout the United States pushed the total above $700,000. See complete results.
Phone lines were filled for several lots of contemporary masterworks including Clark Huling’s The Sugar Cane Vendor (estimated $200,000 - $300,000) that brought $218,000, San Miguel (estimated at $70,000 - $90,000) that fetched $88,550 and The Bread Wagon (estimated at $35,000 - $45,000) that hammered down at $51,750; Stephen Scott Young’s The Blues (estimated at $75,000 - $100,000) sold for $86,250 and a very rare portfolio of eighteen gelatin silver prints by Eudora Welty (estimated at $40,000 - $50,000) achieved $44,850.
Charleston Art Auction, LLC is a premier fine art auction facility offering significant paintings, sculpture and vintage prints by deceased and contemporary masters of the South. The annual event attracts an extensive data base of proven collectors from throughout the United States to historic Charleston, South Carolina, the South’s art destination city. A partnership with over 100 years of auction experience also provides full-service absentee and telephone bid service and in-house art transportation for crating, shipping and delivery. With offices at 171 King Street, Charleston, SC, Charleston Art Auction, LLC seeks consignments with fair, simple and straightforward commission rates and no hidden fees.