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July Issue 2004
Morris & Whiteside Galleries in Hilton Head Island, SC, Seeks Art for Annual Auction
The Morris & Whiteside Galleries on Hilton
Head Island, SC, is currently purchasing and accepting on consignment
American paintings and sculpture for its Sixteenth Annual Renaissance
Sale to be held on Hilton Head Island on Fri. evening, Oct.
The nationally recognized, catalogued art auction was organized by Jack A. Morris, Jr. in Houston, TX, in 1989 and moved to Santa Fe, NM, in 1994. When Morris moved his headquarters to Hilton Head Island in 2000 he also moved the Renaissance Sale, which grossed $860,585 in its first year in SC. The sale grew to $984,777 in 2001, $1,253,995 in 2002 and $1,825,276 last year.
Top lots in the 2003 sale were western American subjects, including Howard Terpning's War Cry to the Sun, a 30 inch by 50 inch oil that brought $308,000; Clark Hulings' Grand Canyon that fetched $246,400 and Tuesday Market at Etla that brought $145,600. Other lots that experienced spirited bidding were Wilson Hurley's Easter Sunday Morning, Grand Canyon that sold for $196,000 and Tom Lovell's Into the Eye of the Sun that hammered down at $56,000.
Significant lots of regional and local interest included Robert Griffing's View from the Castle, Ft. Niagara that sold for $35,840; Pino's 30 inch by 24 inch oil, Sunlight, that brought $20,160; Leon Kroll's Bright Day, an 8 12 inch by 11 inch oil for $11,200; Ken Auster's urban landscape, Night Time, Night Lights, that fetched $8,400 and a fine watercolor by Ray Ellis, Morning Mist, that achieved $7,200.
"Although the strength of this sale continues
to be in the western genre as we transition to South Carolina,"
Morris said, "it is our goal and objective to expand the
offering of general American works, especially significant paintings
and sculpture by recognized artists who have either lived in or
created major work in the southeast." To this end, the gallery
is currently seeking works by such artists as Anna Hyatt Huntington,
Alfred Hutty, Alice Huger Smith, Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Will
Henry Stevens, Alfred R. Waud, Herman Herzog, Gilbert Gaul, Xanthus
Smith and Alden L. Ripley.
Of special note for the upcoming sale will be a fine watercolor by Andrew Wyeth and a collection of works by Stephen Scott Young.
For additional information or to order a catalogue for the sale ($25 includes SC Sales Tax) contact Jack Morris or Ben Whiteside at the galleries at 843/842-4433 or at (www.morris-whiteside.com).
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