American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture - May 22, 2008 At Sotheby’s, in a full sales room with spirited and lively bidding, the spring sale of American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture brought a total of $87,006,200 (est. $52,615,000/77,205,000)
and varied selection of Western art, including the aforementioned Remington bronze
sculptures, was highly sought after. This selection, comprising lots 155 – 214, brought a total of
$22,653,200 (est. $14,440,000 / 21,840,000). A highlight, from The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. George
Fenimore Johnson, was Charles Marion Russell’s Roping a Wolf, which sold for $1,077,000 (lot 161,
The Western Art offerings also included works from The Collection of R. Michael Kammerer. From this
collection, Gift from Cochiti, 1936, by Joseph Henry Sharp brought $1,385,000 (lot 190, est.
$900,000/1.2 million) and The Arrow Maker by E. Irving Couse fetched $565,000 (est.