BILLY HASSELL (American, b. 1957) Egypt on the Brazos, 1985 Oil on canvas 78 x 90 inches (198.1 x 228.6 cm) FROM THE PROPERTY OF THE BELO COLLECTION BILLY HASSELL (American, b. 1957) Egypt on the Brazos, 1985 Oil on canvas 78 x 90 inches (198.1 x 228.6 cm) FROM THE PROPERTY OF THE BELO COLLECTION

8/28 The Belo Collection of Texas Art Preview by Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions is sponsoring a special reception of selected highlights of the Belo Collection of Texas Art at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary galleries at 6 p.m. Aug. 28. The reception and preview are free and open to the public. The collection will be on display from Aug. 26-Aug. 29, 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas.

The Belo Collection represents some of the best contemporary art produced in Texas over the last 60 years, as well as works by well-known national artists, and will be presented at a special auction beginning at 1 p.m. in Heritage’s Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum St., in Dallas.

The Belo Collection of Texas Art – a thoughtfully-curated selection of 300 lots of artwork and photography, including David Bates’ seminal The Blue Heron – will appear at Heritage Auctions on Oct. 18 as part of a day-long presentation of Texas artists at auction. Heritage’s Texas Art Signature® Auction will take place earlier the same day.

The Belo company began in the newspaper publishing business in 1842 and is the oldest continually operating business in Texas. As the publisher of The Dallas Morning News, the company became a corporation consisting of printing and publishing enterprises, broadcasting stations and an online publishing company. Belo has been a strong patron of the arts, particularly works by women and minority artists.

Under the stewardship of Judith Segura starting in 1986, the Belo Collection became the perfect platform to support local artists and galleries engaged in the thriving Texas contemporary art scene. The earliest works in the collection include regional artists active in the 1940s and expanded into household names like Rauschenberg, Judd and Lichtenstein. The auction proceeds will be donated to The Belo Foundation, which supports college-level journalism education and the development of urban parks in Dallas.

Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the United States and the world’s third largest, with annual sales of more than $900 million, and 850,000+ online bidder members. For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and receive access to a complete record of prices realized, with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit

For more information about the auction and event, contact Noah Fleisher, Public Relations Director for Heritage Auctions at 214-409-1143 or at

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