The Bronco Busters

charlie-russell“I never got to be a bronk rider but in my youthfull days wanted to be, and while that want lasted I had a fine chance to study hoss enatimy from under and over,” Charles M. Russell wrote to fellow cowboy artist Will James on May 12, 1920.

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Buckskin Bessie Treasures

buckskin-bessie“Spose Ma will think I am crazy but this is a circus anyone need not be ashamed of.

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Will the Real John Clum Please Stand Up?

A historical photograph at Cowan’s Auctions stirs up a mystery.

All of these photographs are of John Clum.

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Wild Horses Run to the Top

A record-setting auction for an oil painting by cowboy artist Will James.

“His soul has gone to roam the range of the eternal, while his art lingers to lead those who love the West toward forgetfulness."

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Religion Against Profit

A record-breaking lot at Altermann’s auction depicts a treaty that the Sioux still fight for to this day.

Frederic Remington’s bronzes took in most of the top Western art bids at Altermann’s auction on November 14, 2010, yet the bottom five of the top 10 lots were all works of the West by living artists.

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