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Image of the Day, May 18, 2012

By Donna Poulton

Demand for Henry Farny’s (1847-1916) best work is consistently driving prices at auction beyond the high estimate ... way beyond. On May 1st Farny’s Southern Plains Indian Warrior (1894) sold for $362,500, a surprising $162,500 above estimate.

Credit: Bohhams & Butterfields San FranciscoPainting at the same time as Remington and Russell, Farny concentrated on daily activities of Native Americans in North Dakota, Montana and Arizona. Reported to be a lively storyteller, he counted Teddy Roosevelt and General Ulysses Grant among his good friends. An illustrator during the early part of his career for the leading magazines of the day, he turned to easel painting in 1890.

In 2002, his painting “A Moment of Suspense” sold for $889,500 and in 2003, a gouache on paper sold for $466,000 above the high estimate of $700,000.

A Moment of Suspense, 1911, oil on canvas, 24 x 16 in. Credit: Phillips, de Pury & CompanyHenry Farny’s, Song of the Talking Wire, 1904 is, perhaps his most famous painting.

Credit: encore-editions

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