Press Release  January 15, 2019

Bonhams to Auction L.D. Brinkman Collection of Western Art

Courtesy Bonhams

Lobby at the L.D. Brinkman Corporation Headquarters, Kerrville, Texas

Los Angeles – Bonhams is pleased to announce the auction series devoted to The L.D. “Brink” Brinkman Collection, one of the most significant private collections of Western American art. The entire collection comprises approximately 350 works of art with sales running from February 8-15. A distinguished grouping of 170 lots will be included in the live auction to take place in the Los Angeles saleroom on Friday, February 8. The online only auction, which opens for bidding worldwide on February 8, will feature approximately 180 additional lots from the collection. Following these designated single-owner auctions, Bonhams will offer additional works from the collection in theCalifornia and Western Paintings & Sculpture sale on April 16, Native American Art sale on June 3, Traditional/Individual: Contemporary Native American Art sale on September 16, as well as a selection of monumental bronzes available for private sale.

Courtesy Bonhams

Ernest Martin Hennings (1886-1956), The Taos Twins (estimate: $500,000 - 700,000)

L.D. “Brink” Brinkman (1929-2015) was a renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist and art patron of Kerrville, Texas. He exhibited his impressive collection in both his home and corporate office, which became the epicenter for his collection of Western art, where he greeted both friends and artists. He acquired outstanding examples of this genre by artists such as Joe Beeler, Ken Carlson, G. Harvey, Jim Reynolds, Howard Terpning, Douglas Van Howd and Olaf Wieghorst. For more background on Mr. Brinkman, please click here.

Tour Schedule

After a successful tour to New York in November, highlights of the collection continue across the country to Scottsdale, Arizona and Dallas, Texas, leading up to the auction in Los Angeles, California. 

January 15-17: Scottsdale, AZ at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Bonhams Pavilion, Pittman Lawn

For more information, please email brinkmancollection@bonhams.com.

Los Angeles Exhibition

Bonhams concludes the national tour of highlights from the collection with the public exhibition at Bonhams galleries. All auction lots will be presented for viewing and access to the exhibitions will be free and open to the public.

January 24: Dallas, TX at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Pavilion Ballroom- PRIVATE PREVIEW ONLY

Courtesy Bonhams

Ken Carlson (born 1937) Prairie Showdown (estimate: $80,000 - 120,000)

Bonhams, 7601 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Feb 2, 2019 12:00 - 17:00 PST
Feb 3, 2019 12:00 - 17:00 PST
Feb 4, 2019 10:00 - 17:00 PST
Feb 5, 2019 10:00 - 17:00 PST
Feb 6, 2019 10:00 - 17:00 PST
Feb 7, 2019 10:00 - 17:00 PST
Feb 8, 2019 09:00 - 12:00 PST

The Online Sale

February 8-15

The L.D. “Brink” Brinkman Collection Online sale, which opens for bidding worldwide on February 8, will feature approximately 180 additional lots from the collection with estimates ranging from $200 to $12,000. The online auction is available for bidding to the public, upon registration through the Bonhams website, and bids can be executed online through February 15th. For more information on the online sale, please click here.

Bonhams, 7601 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Feb 2, 2019 12:00 - 17:00 PST
Feb 3, 2019 12:00 - 17:00 PST
Feb 4, 2019 10:00 - 17:00 PST
Feb 5, 2019 10:00 - 17:00 PST
Feb 6, 2019 10:00 - 17:00 PST
Feb 7, 2019 10:00 - 17:00 PST
Feb 8, 2019 09:00 - 15:00 PST
Feb 11 - 15, 2019 (by appointment)

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