GREAT FALLS, Mont. – It’s Western Art Week in Great Falls and The Russell: The Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum will be a highlight on Saturday, March 20. The auction of Western American Art, including works from deceased and living artists painting and sculpting the American West, will begin at 11 a.m. Mountain.
Bidders attending the sale pay $125, which will include brunch and a printed catalog. Or you may view the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com
An original work by the event’s namesake, a pen and ink on paper titled The Medicine Man #3, is expected to sell for $80,000-$85,000. It is signed C.M. Russell along with the artist’s skull cipher and dated 1909.
Sculpture includes a painted bronze by Jay Contway titled Turning’Em North, which depicts cowboys on a cattle drive. The 30-inch-long work has a $100,000-$125-000.
Another highlight is a charming oil on board of an Indian girl, Wi-pon and the Poppies, by Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937). The 24- by 13-inch painting done in 1921 carries a $65,000-$70,000 estimate.
For details call the museum at 406-727-8787.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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