Sir Alfred Munnings’s A Morning’s Work, Newmarket Heath, a signed 15 1/4″ x 28 1/4″ oil on canvas, highlighted Sunday’s fifth annual Sporting Art Auction at Keeneland when selling for $186,300, including buyer premium.
Gross sales for the Sporting Art Auction, which is a collaborative effort between Keeneland and the Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington, totaled $2,426,040 and 82% of the 175 pieces offered in the auction sold.
Heading Home, a signed 30″ x 40″ oil on canvas by Andre Pater that appeared on the cover of the Sporting Art Auction catalog, brought $115,000, including buyer premium. Still Water, by British sculptor Nic Fiddian-Green, sold for $103,500, including buyer premium. The 77 1/2″ x 11″ signed bronze portrays a horse’s head as it drinks.
Keeneland Association’s portion of the auction proceeds will benefit its non-profit initiatives, including support through the Keeneland Foundation.