The Art, Antique and Rare Book Auction, a consignment auction and fundraiser that is now in its eighth year, will be held at the American Saddlebred Museum in its Showplace for Saddlebreds at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday July 13 at noon.
Items may be previewed on Friday, July 12, from 9 am – 6 pm, and Saturday morning, July 13,from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, prior to the auction. If you cannot be present but wish to bid on an item, telephone bids can be made with advance arrangements.
The Art, Antique & Rare Book Auction has earned its reputation as a venue at which a variety of serious equine artwork, antiques, collectibles, rare books and historic artifacts can be purchased. The focus of the auction is particularly on American Saddlebred items, but coaching, Thoroughbred, Standardbred, draft horse, Hackney and Morgan artwork are also accepted.
Never before presented items will be part of the July sale. Among them are eight original pieces by George Ford Morris, one of America's premier 19th - 20th century sporting artists. There will also be a 1904 trophy that was won by Tom Bass when he showed Jack O’Diamonds, the original audio recording of the 1950 Five-Gaited World’s Grand Championship with Wing Commander winning his third title, six lots of sculptures, including one of the handful of rare sculptures by George Ford Morris, five rarely seen advertising posters/memorabilia, an unusual hand-painted chair, Dodge Stables memorabilia, an Hermés scarf, a vintage diamond horse shoe pin, artwork by 25 different artists, 11 lots of historic books, and a painting by Justin, The Artistic Horse. In addition to Morris, samplings of other artists represented in past auctions include Edwin Bogucki, Allen F. Brewer, Currier and Ives, Frank Whitney, Leroy Neiman and McClure Jackson – just to name a handful.
A variety in media, subject matter and pricing is offered to ensure that everyone may find something of interest!
Time & Date:
July 13, 2013 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Included in Kentucky Horse Park general admission
American Saddlebred Museum & Gift Shop/The Showplace for Saddlebreds
Parking available in the Main Parking Lot