Last Updated on 8/24/2005 by bidz
Antiques and the Arts Online
“RENO, NEV. – The Western art market showed its extraordinary strength at the 19th annual Coeur d’Alene Art Auction of classic and contemporary Western, wildlife and sporting art. An overflow crowd of nearly 700 bidders and onlookers packed the salesroom of the Silver Legacy Resort as all but one of the 275 lots found buyers, for a staggering total of $21,125,440.
…Highlighting the sale, catalog cover lot Charles M. Russell’s “Piegans” brought a record $5.6 million and drew audience applause as it sold to a bidder in the salesroom.”