Dallas Fine Art Auction (DFAA) brings together three prominent members of the Texas, Western, and American art scene; David Dike Fine Art, Debbie Leeuw Fine Art, and Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas Fine Art Auction presents a premier Western and Texas fine art auction annually. The DFAA partnership began in 2010 with a goal to provide both collectors and artists excellent service, personal attention, and scholarly knowledge about Texas and Western art. The annual auction will be held at Dallas Auction Gallery on Saturday, January 28, 2012.
The inaugural auction in 2011 proved DFAA to be a major player in the Texas and Western Art Market. An audience of roughly 500 people with another 200 online and phone bidders confirmed that collectors are hungry for good art and willing to pay strong prices for fresh, new to the market, quality artwork. Both collectors and consignors appreciated working with an efficient and reputable auction house.
The auction weekend is full of exciting events including a cocktail preview party on Friday evening and a live auction on Saturday at 2pm. Some of the most famous names in early Western, Texas and American art will be available at auction on January 28th, 2012 at 2pm. The second annual sale will include works by artists like Sydney Laurence, Robert Wood, Reveau Bassett, William Lester and Otis Dozier. Dallas Fine Art Auction is open for preview Monday- Saturday from 10-5 p.m.
Bidders are welcome to bid live, by phone or absentee bidding and live online at www.liveauctioneers.com. To view the entire catalog please visits our website at www.DallasFineArtAuction.com or call 214-653-3900 to request a catalog.
David Dike Fine Art was established in 1986 in the Arts District of Uptown Dallas. Still currently located in the Arts District, the gallery specializes in late 19th and 20th century American and European oil paintings with an emphasis on the Texas Regionalists and Texas Landscape painters. The gallery strives to provide both new and mature collectors with an immense compellation of traditional and some non-traditional works. David Dike is a past-president of the Dallas Art Dealers Association and has been a member of the New England Appraisers Association of America and the Fine Art Dealers Association for over fifteen years. He has contributed to numerous Texas art symposiums, retrospectives and exhibitions across the state. David has contributed to the following books on Texas Art: Dictionary of Texas Art, by Paula and Michael Grauer in 1999 and Texas Painters, Sculptors and Artists, by John and Deborah Powers, 2001. He is recognized nationally as an authority of Texas Art and has joined forces with Dallas Fine Art Auction to share his knowledge.
Dallas Auction Gallery is a family-owned and operated international antiques and fine art auction house. The Gallery offers only the highest quality antiques and fine art, as well as impeccable client service and effortless, seamless transactions for both buyers and sellers. DAG’s highly trained auction specialists provide full-service estate consignment management and professional promotion and marketing, all designed to maximize values with the utmost integrity and personal service. Both buyers and sellers appreciate the Gallery’s hands-on approach, simplified fee structure, and ability to handle estates of any size. The company recently launched Dallas Auction Gallery Appraisal Services for clients and estate planners interested in appraisals conducted by our expert staff, each of whom is a member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), the worldwide standard of appraisal excellence. Scott Shuford, the president of DAG states that “ Dallas Fine Art Auction is way to showcase Texas and Western art through various fields of expertise and offer valuable service to artists and collectors.”
Debbie Leeuw carries on the legacy of “Passion for Art” that Bill Burford started with Texas Art Gallery in 1964. Texas Art Gallery closed its’ doors in 2009, but Debbie Leeuw Fine Arts remains dedicated to bringing together artists, artwork and collectors. Debbie Leeuw strives to give special personal attention to quality artwork as well as have first class customer service, setting her apart from the crowd. Debbie Leeuw is known for her commissions, consulting, referrals and buying of 19th and 20th century American and European oils, watercolors and bronzes with emphasis on western and impressionistic works. Debbie Leeuw’s passion for artwork is not only what she is well known for, but also what makes her successful with every endeavor she completes. She joined Dallas Fine Art Auction to contribute her proficiency of western art.