EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS FOR THE L.D. "BRINK" BRINKMAN COLLECTION AT BONHAMS

HOWARD TERPNING'S COFFEE COOLERS MEET THE HOSTILES ACHIEVES TOP PRICE

ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT COLLECTIONS OF WESTERN ART EVER TO BE OFFERED AT AUCTION


The L.D. "Brink" Brinkman Collection
8 Feb 2019
Los Angeles

EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS FOR THE L.D. "BRINK" BRINKMAN COLLECTION AT BONHAMS

HOWARD TERPNING'S COFFEE COOLERS MEET THE HOSTILES ACHIEVES TOP PRICE

ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT COLLECTIONS OF WESTERN ART EVER TO BE OFFERED AT AUCTION


The L.D. "Brink" Brinkman Collection
8 Feb 2019
Los Angeles

EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS FOR THE L.D. "BRINK" BRINKMAN COLLECTION AT BONHAMS

HOWARD TERPNING'S COFFEE COOLERS MEET THE HOSTILES ACHIEVES TOP PRICE

ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT COLLECTIONS OF WESTERN ART EVER TO BE OFFERED AT AUCTION


The L.D. "Brink" Brinkman Collection
8 Feb 2019
Los Angeles

EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS FOR THE L.D. "BRINK" BRINKMAN COLLECTION AT BONHAMS

HOWARD TERPNING'S COFFEE COOLERS MEET THE HOSTILES ACHIEVES TOP PRICE

ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT COLLECTIONS OF WESTERN ART EVER TO BE OFFERED AT AUCTION


The L.D. "Brink" Brinkman Collection
8 Feb 2019
Los Angeles

Los Angeles- Bonhams dedicated sale of The L.D. "Brink" Brinkman Collection, realised $8,375,500 with 89% sold by lot and 90% sold by value. The top lot of the sale was Coffee Coolers Meet the Hostiles by Howard Terpning, which realised $1,392,500 against a high estimate of $800,000. The sale saw spirited bidding in an exceptionally crowded saleroom with attendance from collectors and friends of L.D. "Brink" Brinkman, the renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist and art patron of Kerrville, Texas. The national tours, exhibitions, and auction generated huge interest driven by Western art masters such as Ernest Martin Hennings, Frank Tenney Johnson, Gerald Harvey, and many more.

An additional online-only auction, which opens for bidding worldwide on February 8, will feature 174 additional lots from the collection. For more information on the online-only sale, please click here.

Scot Levitt, Director of Fine Arts, remarked: "Bonhams is honoured to have had the opportunity to sell such an exceptional collection of Western art, carefully assembled by L.D. Brinkman over the past 50 years. The success of the sale cements the lasting legacy of Mr. Brinkman as an astute collector and patron of Western art and artists. We look forward to continuing this momentum with additional works from the collection throughout the spring season, as well as an online-only sale, which opens for bidding today."

California and Western Paintings & Sculpture- April 16
Native American Art- June 3
Traditional/Individual: Contemporary Native American Art- September 1
For more information on the entire collection, please click here.

Notable highlights included:

Ernest Martin Hennings (1886-1956)
The Taos Twins
oil on canvas, painted circa 1923
Price realised: $1,032,500

Howard Terpning (born 1927)
Blackfeet Spectators
oil on canvas, painted in 1984
Price realised: $792,500

Frank Tenney Johnson (1874-1939)
Alphonzo Bell
oil on canvas, painted in 1928
Price realised: $348,500

Enquiries

For further information and images call Sung-Hee Kim on +1 917-206-1692, or email sunghee.kim@bonhams.com.


NOTES FOR EDITORS

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.

Contacts
  1. SungHee Kim
    Press
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 917 206 1692

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