UPDATE: Painting sold for $64,350 on July 27, 2013!!!
Billy the Kid and the Regulators are coming to town in Reno this Saturday, that is on Canvas!
This coming Saturday, July 27, 2013, Andy Thomas' Billy the Kid and the Regulators will be up for auction at The Coeur d'Alene Art Auction in Reno, Nevada.
This painting is a 36x48 oil on linen estimated at $60,000-$90,000 with a starting bid of $45,000. If you can't make the auction and are interested in this painting, there are options for you to place a bid. You can place an absentee/phone bid here. All absentee bids must be entered no later than July 24, 2013, so be sure to make the deadline. (Lot number 125) ArtFact will also allow you to bid online here.
Here is the story of the painting, according to Andy himself:
"On April Fools Day, 1878, Billy the Kid and six other Regulators ambushed Sheriff William Brady and his deputies on the main street in Lincoln, New Mexico. Brady and Deputy George Hindman were killed. The Regulators shot from behind the adobe, corral wall of John Tunstall's store. Bill and Big Jim French were both wounded by gunfire from the remaining deputies when they briefly emerged to check the bodies. The Regulators extricated themselves by charging out of the corral and riding away along the Bonito River."
The auction will consist of 308 different works of art including, Indians, cowboys and horses, landscape and farming and agriculture, just to name a few. You can check out all the different artwork at here. So many talented artists will be featured in this auction! There will be plenty of variety for every art collector.
Address for Auction:
2707 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502