• Millions for an early N.C. Wyeth Illustration

    5 monthes ago - By Art Contrarian

    The image above is an illustration titled "Hands Up," alternatively "Holdup in the Canyon" painted for C.P. Connolly's “The Story of Montana,” published in McClure's Magazine, August 1906. In 2016 it was auctioned at Christie's for just under $4.5 million .
    This amount was far above Christie's price estimate and even greater than previous prices for works by N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), considered one of America's greatest illustrators. Biographical information on him can be found here and here .
    Both sources mention that he made two journeys from Pennsylvania to the West with the purpose of...
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