Art auction preview starts now

By Martha Tiller

David Dike Fine Art presents the highly anticipated fall Texas Art Auction for the 24th straight year on Saturday, Oct. 3. Proceedings will be virtual with no live audience for the first time.

Edmund Kinzinger (AM-1888-1963), Couple on the Beach, 1938, Oil on canvas 24X31, Singed lower right: EDK, 38.
Photos of artwork courtesy of David Dike Fine Art

Sale highlights include exceptional paintings by Jose Arpa, several works by Julian Onderdonk and works by early Dallas painter and teacher Frank Reaugh. There are strong examples of midcentury modern works by Seymour Fogel, Jennie Haddad and Robert Preusser, as well as some rare pieces by Dallas Nine artist Perry Nichols. 

With the safety of clients and staff a top priority, the Fall Texas Art Auction will take place without a live audience. But like auction houses throughout the world in recent months, the sale will be conducted via a live video feed. The live sale will be conducted by Louis Murad of Murad Auctioneers. As in the past, there will be live traditional phone bidding, absentee bidding and live online bidding through Live Auctioneers. New this year is the option of bidding through NextLot. For forms and bidding platform links visit:

Works may be previewed in person now through Oct. 2 at 214 Projects, 150 Manufacturing, Ste. 214, in Dallas. Hours of preview: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat. noon-5 p.m. With masks required for entry, visitors are limited to 10 at a time, and they must maintain a safe distance of six feet.  

Everett Spruce, Am., 1908-2002. Shown above, Riverbird, oil on canvas.

Bidders are encouraged to log in and register in advance of the sale and become familiar with the various bidding platforms. Alternatively, bidders may set up a phone or absentee bids by submitting the phone bid absentee form available with instructions on the website or by contacting the gallery directly. The Fall sale features 413 lots of art, and the bidding begins on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. 

For answers to frequently asked questions, to view the catalogue online and for phone/absentee bid forms, visit