Artist Andy Wei, 18, of Clements High School, had the Grand Champion art piece at the RodeoHouston student art auction. His painting "Timeless" sold for $235,000.
The painting features a cowboy and his dog.
Meantime, Anton Zhou, 18, of Fort Bend ISD was named Reserve Champion artist. His painting "Southern Palate" sold for $221,000.
This year's winners beat out records set at the 2016 auction. The previous record-setting Grand Champion Art piece went for $185,000. The Reserve Champion piece went for $220,000.
PHOTOS: Local students' art auction at RodeoHouston
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