The annual Coeur d’Alene auction of Western art make the same as last year netting $30m:
More than 650 registered bidders took part in what was billed as the world’s largest Western art sale. About 320 works were sold for a total of some $30 million, nearly the same as last year’s $30.5 million. […]
A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad’s effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native American chief selling for $1.1 million.
Other top prices at the annual Coeur d’Alene Art Auction on Saturday included $1.7 million for a Frederic Remington painting featuring a group of Indians and $1.5 million for a Thomas Moran painting depicting an Arizona gulch. […]
The most spirited bidding of the day involved James Fraser’s sculpture “End of the Trail,” which depicts an American Indian warrior slumped over on his horse. Competition between two bidders drove its price up to $921,000, roughly twice the estimated price.
Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction (Yahoo News)