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Bidsquare gallops past $1M in online sales during Coeur d'Alene's $16M art auction
William R. Leigh, A Close Call, 1943, Sold for $1,155,000.

NEW YORK, NY.- The single largest event in the field of classic Western and American art took place this past Saturday, July 29 when The Coeur d'Alene Art Auction's Fine Western and American Art auction exceeded $16M, selling over $1M to winning bidders online on Bidsquare.

Bidsquare launched in Fall 2014, and since launch The Coeur d'Alene Art Auction has partnered with Bidsquare as their exclusive online provider. Bidsquare's user-friendly platform continues to grow as its high quality collector base's winning bids increase in value year after year. Bidsquare passes another milestone with Coeur d'Alene's recent sale, exceeding $1M in online sales in a single auction on Bidsquare.

The top selling lot of the auction was William R. Leigh's A Close Call selling for $1,115,000.

Mike Overby, Partner at The Coeur d'Alene Art Auction commented on the sale's online bidding, "We noticed a dramatic increase in both number of bidders and total sales through the Bidsquare platform for our 2017 Coeur d'Alene Art Auction. We've received considerable positive feedback from our clients regarding their Bidsquare experience and look forward to a long partnership with the company."

The top selling lot online in Coeur d'Alene's auction was Bob Kuhn's The Rustle of Mice, selling for $83,300.

Scenic imagery continued to create bidding wars online, as both W. Herbert Dunton's, October and Ernest Blumenschein's Mountain Landscape each sold for $50,575.

Two scenes created in the 1920's continued high bidding with Dean Cornwell's Bedside selling online for $50,757 and W. H. D. Koerner, The Pitcher and the Well selling for $47,600.

Rounding out the top selling lots online was Richard Schmid's Summer Lillies selling for $47,600.

“Bidsquare was thrilled to host Coeur d’Alene’s annual art auction as their exclusive online bidding platform for the 3rd year in a row. The results speak to the vibrancy of our platform and our audience of deeply passionate collectors. Our unique partnership approach with auction houses like Coeur d’Alene, combined with the ease and convenience of our platform allows bidders from around the world to discover and bid on authentic and fresh to market fine art and antiques," said Allis Ghim, CEO of Bidsquare.

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