Western Art

WHY IT'S HOT Renewed interest in the Old West has sent auction prices soaring.

WILL IT LAST? At least through the Bush Administration

Maybe George W. Bush's downhome tastes are catching on. While works by Frederic Remington have long sold for lofty sums, other artists of the Old West are now fetching record prices as well. In late July a 1908 watercolor of a grizzly, right, by Charles M. Russell sold for $2.3 million at the Coeur d'Alene Art Auction in Reno, Nev., the highest ever paid for a Russell. A painting by Philip R. Goodwin, which a Wisconsin woman...

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