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The Coeur d’alene Art Auction opens the summer season with a bang on July 25 in Reno, Nevada.
get your hands on a Green River painting, and this one is really wonderful.” The painting is estimated at $1 to $1.5 million.
The 300-lot sale will offer several works by Charles M. Russell, including three watercolor works: Blackfeet War Party (est. $200/300,000), Planning the Attack (The Wagon Train) (est. $150/250,000) and With a Good Hoss Under Him (est. $150/250,000). Some of Russell’s contemporaries will also be presented to bidders, including several exceptional Olaf C. Selter works and Edgar S. Paxson’s 1906 gouache Buffalo Hunt (est. $60/90,000).
Another high-dollar lot is an original and complete set of Edward S. Curtis’ masterwork The North American Indian, which includes two 20-volume sets, one set with text related to his research over 30 years, and another set of portfolios featuring his photography. The set came out of the University of Texas and went to a New York collector. It’s numbered 83; fewer than 270 exist today. The set comes with Curtis’ Gustav Stickley cabinet,