Coeur d’Alene Art Auction
Charles M. Russell (1864–1926), “Creased,” 1911, watercolor, 28 x 23 in. Presale Estimate: $800,000–$1,200,000

The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction (Reno, Nevada) is pleased to announce its 34th annual Western art auction, to be held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, on July 27, 2019. With over $300 million in sales over the last fifteen years, the auction has been hailed as “The Biggest and Most Successful Auction of Western Art” by the Wall Street Journal and was named “The Most Important Annual Event for Collectors of Western Art” by the New York Times.

From the organizers:

Museum-quality paintings will cross the block, headlined by a pair of masterpieces by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. “Casuals on the Range” is a rare oil by Remington, and Russell’s “Creased” is a prime 1911 watercolor. Both come from the estate of John J. “Jack” Mitchell, a renowned collector and co-founder of United Airlines. Mitchell began collecting in the 1930s and amassed a fine collection of Western art. Both paintings are fresh to the market and carry presale estimates of $800,000–$1,200,000.

Russell and Remington are well represented throughout the sale, with over 20 works between the two. Other notable pieces include Russell’s “Cavalry Mounts for the Braves” ($200,000–$300,000), “Man Hunting Antelope” ($100,000–$150,000), “Friend Bob – Illustrated Letter” ($80,000–$120,000), and a lifetime cast of “Oh Mother, What is It?” ($40,000–$60,000). Additional works by Remington include “The Rattlesnake,” Casting #76 ($100,000–$150,000), “Gracias Señorita! May the Apaches Never Get You” ($60,000–$90,000), and “Arrest of a Poacher in the Forest” ($15,000–$25,000).

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