A Morning’s Work Highlights Sporting Art Auction

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A Morning’s Work, Newmarket Heath

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.

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