Charles Russell art fetches millions at Reno auction

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Updated: 7/27 8:51 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Some 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 for a Frederick Remington painting featuring a group of Indians and $1.5 million for a Thomas Moran painting depicting an Arizona gulch.

Auction organizer Mike Overby says Russell artwork is highly sought after and he commanded from $25,000 for small sketches to the $1.9 million for his 1924 water color "Trail of the Iron Horse."

The painting shows a group of Indians on horseback looking down at railroad tracks with the sun setting on the plains in the background.

 

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