Record-Setting Prices


Success is determined by results.

The goal of any auction is to obtain the highest possible price. John Moran Auctioneers establishes new records in every auction. These results influence the potential value of your artwork; without them, it would be difficult task to ascertain worth. Thus, each record auction price we set is an important market indicator and something we are proud of earning.



Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955 Taos, NM)
"The Wood Engraver, W.G. Watt, A.N.A."
Estimate: $400,000/600,000

Price Realized: $950,000


Arthur Hill Gilbert (1894-1970)
Untitled Landscape - Mt. Doud, Big Sur, oil on canvas, 40x50. Pre-sale estimate: $25,000-$35,000.

Price Realized: $85,000


Joe Duncan Gleason (1881-1959)
"Avalon (Catalina Harbor)", 1935, oil on canvas, 16x21. Pre-sale estimate: $25,000-$35,000.

Price Realized: $140,000


Granville Redmond (1871-1935)
Untitled California landscape with eucalyptus, poppies and lupine, oil on canvas, 20x24. Pre-sale estimate: $150,000-$250,000.

Price Realized: $517,500


Emil Kosa, Jr. (1903-1968)
"Los Angeles City Hall and Times Building from Bunker Hill", circa 1931, watercolor on paper under glass, sight size: 14.5x20.75. Pre-sale estimate: $20,000-$30,000.

Price Realized: $55,000


Jules Pages (1867-1946)
Untitled, a back street in the evening, Chinatown, San Francisco, signed lower right: Jules Pages, oil on canvas, 18.25" x 12", est:$15,000/20,000.

Price Realized: $27,500


William Joseph McCloskey (1859-1941)
Florida Oranges, still life, signed and dated W.J. McCloskey 1891, oil on canvas, 8" x 18", est:$100,000/150,000.

Price Realized: $475,000


Maurice Logan (1886-1977)
San Francisco ferry dock and city skyline, signed lower right, oil on canvas, 22.75" x 35.75", est:$25,000/35,000.

Price Realized: $70,000