Items (Russell, Charles M.) (S)
This Self-Portrait represents Russell as he most clearly saw himself a working cowboy with an artistic flair. Authentic and colorful details abound: the yellow rain-slicker rolled neatly at the back of the saddle, the predominantly red scarves with their multiple uses tied neatly around his collar and waist, and, completing the picture of the cowboy bon vivant, a rolled-up cigarette in his right hand and his cowboy hat insouciantly tilted back on his head. Even his faithful pony Grey Eagle has been gussied up with silver medallions on his bridle. Grey Eagle was Charlie's first "significant other". His friend would later declare they knew Charlie had been...