DAG Spring Fine Art Auction Posts New Gallery Record

Modern, Contemporary and Post-Impressionist Artists Post Sales Above Estimate


DALLAS (May 6, 2014) – Dallas Auction Gallery anticipated and was rewarded with excellent prices at their Spring Fine Art sale on April 30 in Dallas, Texas.  119 lots of high quality paintings, lithographs, graphic works, photography and sculpture – representing modern, contemporary, post-impressionist, and southwest artists – resulted in over $2.8 million in sales and a 76% sell through rate.  Contemporary and Modern works from the estate of  Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher and a collection assembled by the late Mr. & Mrs. I.C. Deal, Dallas, Texas were stand-outs.


Two sculptures were the top lots of the evening, lot 78, a bronze by Dame Barbara Hepworth titled, “Summer Dance,” realizing a price of $926,500.00 with an estimate of $500,000-700,000.00, and lot 81, a lead sculpture by Jacques Lipchitz titled, “The Meeting,” sold for $662,500.00 with an estimate of $600,000-$800,000.00, the sculptures were two of many pieces from the estate of Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher, a prominent Dallas civic leader.


Modern British and European artists brought strong prices, two works by British artist, Victor Pasmore, sold over estimate, lot 79, “Linear Motif” relief painting with gravure and oil on plastic and panel, 1967 sold for $158,500.00 with an estimate of $80,000-120,000.00 and lot 80, “Linear Motif” gravure and oil on plastic and panel, 1966-1967 sold for $146,500.00 with an estimate of $80,000-120,000.00. Lot 77, Stanley William Hayter, “Nereides” oil and acrylic on canvas sold for $18,750.00 with an estimate of $10,000-15,000.00 and three works by Spanish artist Joan Miro sold for $43,250.00.


American artists were also strongly represented with outstanding prices realized, for example lot 13, Loren Mozley, “View of Queretaro” oil on canvas sold for $53,125 with an estimate of $30,000-50,000.00, lot 76, Dimitri Hadzi, “Thebes III” bronze sculpture sold for $46,875.00 with an estimate of $8,000-12,000.00 and a collection of graphic works by Sam Francis including four monotypes sold for $65,000.00.


Dallas Auction Galley’s next sales are Fine Jewelry on May 21st and Vintage Couture and Luxury Goods on May 22nd.



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