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Belo Auction Sets Records for Some Texas Artists’ Prices

heritageAs mentioned in this space the week before last, the auctioning off of Belo Corporation’s art collection on Oct. 18 in Dallas was sure to be a big success, and it turns out it was. According to artdaily.org, the auction, which was made up of decades’ worth of Texas art, was standing-room only and brought in more than $620,000. This surpassed high-estimate expectations.

FYI: David Bates’ “Blue Heron,” considered the big-ticket item, “took top lot honors early in the auction when it crossed the block for $106,250, a new record for the artist.”

A record was set for Dennis Blagg’s work: two of his works sold after multiple bids, for $40,625 and $37,500. Also of note: “Two paintings by abstract artist Billy Hassell also saw interest by multiple bidders,” with works selling for $21,250 and $20,000, “both fresh records for the artist.” And, a “geometric abstract work by artist Dan Rizzie, ended at $32,500, also a record for the artist.”

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