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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

New Record set for Walton Ford

Walton Ford’s Lisbon Rhinoceros, 2008 set a record for the artist at auction last month. (Image via Phillips de Pury)

As Marion Maneker has suggested, recent events indicate Walton Ford is fast on the rise, with his works crossing into blue-chip status. Last month Ford shook the auction market when Loss of the Lisbon Rhinoceros (estimated at $550-750,000) sold for $1,022,500 at Phillips Halsey Minor Collection auction, setting a new record for his work. The next day, Fords’ 2006 work La Fontaine, (also from Minor’s collection) took top-lot at Phillips Part II Contemporary Art sale when it sold for $746,500, far out-performing its original $250-350,000 estimate. Early this year, Wal-mart heriess’ Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges Museum announced it had acquired Fords’ 11ft x 8.5 ft triptych, The Island, which first appeared as the centerpiece of his Oct. 09′ show at Paul Kasmin.

Walton Ford – La Fontaine, 2006. (Image via Phillips de Pury)

Walton Ford – The Island, 2009. (Image: Jeff Newman/TheArtCollectors)

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