The big art sale in Arizona will feature paintings by American realist Clark Hulings, Taos Society of Artists, George Catlin, and contemporary Cowboy Artist Martin Grelle.
Art enthusiasts, mark your calendars, and get ready to start bidding — whether it’s in person, online, or by phone. Headlining the much-anticipated Scottsdale Art Auction April 9 – 10 is the late Clark Hulings, one of the country’s most influential modern realist painters.
There are four Hulings in the sale. The artist, who died in 2011, was a master of capturing working people in scenes around the world; the fact that he became known as a Western painter is ironic, because most of his paintings were painted in Europe and Mexico. The paintings included in this years’ Scottsdale Art Auction convey the diversity and artistry of Hulings’ work; one is of a small blond girl in Sicily’s cobblestone streets, with laundry hanging nearby.
“Although he never thought of himself as a Western artist, Clark Hulings’ reach within the genre is profound and lasting,” says Michael Clawson, art-auction catalog author.
Along with Hulings, this year’s Scottsdale Art Auction features work by American masters William Gollings, Carl Rungius, W. Herbert Dunton, Edgar Payne, and Albert Bierstadt. Also to be auctioned are pieces by top names in contemporary Western and American art, including Martin Grelle, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Bill Angon, Mark Maggiori, Kyle Polzin, and Morgan Weistling, among them.
The auction features more than 400 works with 38 percent at no reserve and only a 17 percent buyer’s premium. You can view the online catalog here.
“The exciting thing about this year’s auction is we have a large selection of Southwestern paintings from the Taos Society of Artists and two very rare George Catlin paintings from 1834 and 1835,” says founder Jack Morris.
For more information about the Scottsdale Art Auction, visit the website.
Photography: (Cover image) Old Lady in Black - Valencia, Clark Hulings