A July 25 auction realized more than $22.8 million in sales. Over 750 bidders witnessed multiple world records as well.
The 2015 Coeur d’Alene Art Auction — the single largest event in the field of classic Western and American Art — set multiple world records during its July 25 sale in Reno, Nevada. Of note were several works by the renowned Charles M. Russell (1864–1926), including the extraordinary bronze “A Bronc Twister,” which hammered for $1,033,000. The star of the sale was Russell’s “As Cochrane and Pard Leaped Into Their Saddles,” a stunning 1910 watercolor that sold for $1,089,000. The outstanding numbers solidify the Coeur d’Alene Art Auction’s position as the biggest and most successful site for Western art sales.
Charles M. Russell, “A Bronc Twister,” bronze, 18 in. Coeur d’Alene Art Auction
John Clymer, “Whisky Whisky,” 1972, oil on canvas, 30 x 60 in. Coeur d’Alene Art Auction
Other notable sales include John Clymer’s “Whisky Whisky” ($526,000), William R. Leigh’s “The Right Way” ($697,000), Charles Russell’s “Meat for the Tribe” ($753,000), and Martin Grelle’s “Apsaroke Autumn” ($292,500).
William R. Leigh, “The Right Way,” oil on canvas, 28 x 22 in. Coeur d’Alene Art Auction
Charles M. Russell, “Meat for the Tribe,” 1900, oil on canvas, 22 x 32 in. Coeur d’Alene Art Auction
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