Russell’s ‘For Supremacy’ Piece Ropes in $1.5 Million

"For Supremacy" depicts a battle between Blackfeet and Crow warriors

By Dillon Tabish

GREAT FALLS — An auction to benefit the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls grossed just over $5.6 million.

Three Russell pieces — two oils and a bronze — combined sold for $2.85 million during the auction Saturday.

The Great Falls Tribune reports that four watercolors also saw solid sales in the $200,000 to $250,000 range.

The piece titled “For Supremacy,” which depicts a battle between Blackfeet and Crow warriors, sold for $1.5 million.

The auction is the climax of Western Art Week.

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