GLENNA GOODACRE SCULPTURE AUCTION RESULTS
The E-Sylum (4/16/2017)
All items of numismatic interest of Glenna Goodacre’s studio sculpture sold in an auction April 6th. The nine lots led off an auction marathon of 475 lots of the sculpture works by 187 artists, dominated by the 174 sculptural works of Goodacre. These ranged in size from 5-inch facial studies up to 35-foot multiple-figure sculptural work, 35 of which remained unsold.
The initial lot, a drawing of Sacagawea as a precursor of the design for the dollar coin, brought $4,073, neatly double high estimate. Four others brought over estimate, most notable of which was the coin design in terracotta framed with a manuscript signature below for $1,872, also a bronze 8-inch cast dollar coin design, number 94 of 100 cast, sold for $4,095 against a $3,000 estimate.
An over life-size statue 7-foot tall of Sacagawea with infant Jean Baptisa, was highest amount for those portraying the same dollar coin image, It sold for $111,150. the lowest was $595 for a slabbed 2009 dollar, the label reads “Presented to the obverse sculptor Glenna Goodacre by the U.S. Mint.” Without this IGC slab it was an ordinary dollar. The nine lots brought a total of $151,457.
Sculptor Goodacre had announced her retirement from working October 2016. She closed her home and studio in Santa Fe where she had been living, working and creating over 500 works since 1983. She still has three homes, in Aspen, Colorado, Mexico, and Austin Texas where her husband is an attorney. She had previously donated sculptures to two university, donating her sculpture tools to the New Mexico School of Fine Arts. The remaining sculptures in her studio were consigned for this sale.
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
SCULPTOR GLENNA GOODACRE TO RETIRE (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v19n39a20.html)
GLENNA GOODACRE SCULPTURAL WORKS FOR SALE (www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n11a22.html)