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    Cowboy up for million-dollar Western art at Coeur d’Alene Auction in Reno

    Art lovers can see and buy some of the best and priciest Western art in the world in Reno this weekend. The 33rd annual Coeur d’Alene Art Auction will be Saturday at the Grand Sierra Resort. It’s the biggest Western art auction in the country, said Parker Stremmel of Reno’s Stremmel Gallery, which is affiliated with the show. It’s big money, too: The 2017 auction generated more than $6 million in bids during the live sale, according bidding platform Bidsquare. In 2013, a painting by Frederic Remington sold for $5.6 million at the auction, and a Norman Rockwell painting fetched $4.2 million, according to the Stremmel Gallery blog. This year’s sale at the Grand Sierra Resort includes 315 paintings and sculptures by big-name Western artists like Frederic Remington, Edgar Pane and Alfred Jacob Miller. IF YOU GO What: Fine Western & American Art Auction / Coeur d’Alene Art Auction When: Auction previews are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. The live auction starts Saturday at noon. Where: Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. How to attend: Tickets are $90 for one person and $120 for two. The tickets include all events - Friday night preview party, Saturday lunch and entry to the live auction. You can register for the auction here. To bid online, go to this link at Bidsquare. Details: You can get tickets at the event in the Grand Sierra Resort, or call Stremmel Gallery at (775) 786-0558. There’s more information at this link: Other notable works in the auction, according to Bidsquare: * “Embarrassed (Range Pony in Town,” by William R. Leigh, estimated at up to $1.5 million. * “The Mountain Man,” a bronze sculpture by Frederick Remington, estimated at up to $250,000. * “West Virginia Woodchopper” by Leigh, estimated at up to $500,000. * “Dust of Many Pony Soldiers,” by Howard Terpning, a gold medal winner in the 1981 Cowboy Artists of America Show.