The Montana Standard
By the Associated Press – 08/03/2005
“GREAT FALLS (AP) – A Charles M. Russell oil painting titled “Piegans” sold for $5.6 million at the Coeur d’Alene Art Auction in Reno, Nev.
“It was a world record price for a Russell,” said Stuart Johnson, one of the founders of the auction, which was held this past weekend. “And it shows the strength of the art market for fresh, quality Russells.”