Saturday, October 13, 2012

Immortal Images of Native Americans; New York Times, 10/12/12

Timothy Egan, New York Times; Immortal Images of Native Americans: "The great task broke Curtis. He died alone, a pauper, in a tiny apartment. He lost the copyright of his work to J.P. Morgan, and ultimately to the public domain. Today, there are fewer than 300 of the completed, intact, 20-volume sets in existence. History, as with many great artists, has been kind to him: A few days ago, a single set sold for $1.44 million in an auction at Swann Galleries — fetching more than any other single lot there in 70 years."

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