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Raunig Art Enterprises paying CASH!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Always discreet in our communications and transactions, we are willing to pay cash for western art, and other related western Americana for items of quality and historical importance. We actively seek paintings and sculpture from artists such as; Edgar S. Paxson, William Standing, Edward Borein, William “Bill” Gollings, Asa “Ace” Powell, James K. Ralston, Charles […]

Billy the Kid ~ Worth More Dead or Alive ~ Photo brings $2.3M

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

A  tiny little dark peice of tin the size of a business card, and  if you looked real close at a slight angle, you could make out an old vintage charachter holding a rifle believed to be the only real photograph of Billy the Kid.  I attended the auction last evening and witnessed the spectacle of this little […]

Raunig Art Enterprises Acquires Major Art Collection: The Edgar S. Paxson Family Estate

Friday, June 10th, 2011

The Ray (Grandson of Edgar) and Shirley Paxson home in Butte, Montana was filled with hundreds of pieces of original art and prints, vintage photographs, books, personal belongings including a buckskin suit, a presentation silver walking stick, a tremendous Plains Indian tomahawk, an antique Winchester rifle with buckskin rifle case, art works by other noted artists, and many more […]

Wanted To Buy: Western Art and Indian Beadwork

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

      Raunig Art Enterprises seeks to discreetly purchase western art and Indian beadwork of the late 19th and early 20th century as well as contemporary western art by noted living artists. Especially interested in artists from Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. Cowboy, Indian/Native American, western landscapes, wildlife or historic frontier paintings are […]

CU Art Museum shows 2 major Charles Partridge Adams Paintings

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Highlights of the Collection: Charles Partridge Adams Paintings The CU Art Museum presents two paintings by the noted Colorado landscape painter Charles Partridge Adams, including a never-before-shown, large-scale painting of Rocky Mountain scenery near Estes Park, titled Sunrise on the Mountains, circa 1920, recently conserved by the CU Art Museum, and gifted to the museum’s […]

William “Bill” Gollings Statue Unveiled in Cheyenne

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Wyoming sculptor Jerry Palen unveiled a 7-foot-tall statue of cowboy artist William “Bill” Gollings. By Becky Orr CHEYENNE — Brothers Chase and John Farrell climbed onto the statue’s sandstone base after the unveiling ceremony. “I like the spurs,” said John, 7, as he pointed to the back of one of the cowboy’s boots. The Savannah, […]

Early Colorado Artists ~ A Rich Art History ~ 1850-1950

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Colorado is not outdone by any other western state insofar as it’s rich art history and dozens of fine artists that painted and documented the early frontier culture and captured on canvas the incredible mountain vista’s that exist in this beautiful state. Charles Partridge Adams, Charles Craig, Gerard Curtis Delano, Birger Sandzen, Raphael Lillywhite, William Henry Bancroft, […]

New World Record On 2 William “Bill” Gollings Oils!

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Raunig Art Enterprise has set a new world record on two large format oils by William “Bill” Gollings which came out of a western US estate collection. While the art market in general has been somewhat challenging, the sale of these two major works for record prices proves once again that the best works by the […]

The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction Still Does $8.9 Million!!

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

In spite of the economic conditions facing our country, folks who collect American and western art still seek fine paintings to surround themselves with. While institutions and major collectors are not as eager to place high end works on the market as they were a few years ago, the partners at the Coeur d’Alene Art […]

Buying Native American Antiques ~ Plains Art

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

I seek to purchase all manner of Plains, Plateau, Southwest Indian antiques including beadwork items such as pipe bags, moccasins, pouches, knife cases, rifle scabbards, navajo weavings, navajo blankets, etc. If you have a collection, estate property or individual items, please contact me at Raunig Art Enterprises (click link) for a discreet evaluation. We especially […]

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