Off The Wall: The Clark Family at Christie’s



One of the first American titans of industry, William A. Clark (1839-1925) founded Las Vegas through his railroad ventures and also served as Senator of Montana in the early 1900s. In his lifetime, he amassed an incredible fortune and a trove of treasures that reflect American history during the late 1800s. Here, Life + Times takes a look at Clark’s collection on auction at Christie’s–acquired from his famously reclusive daughter, Huguette Clark–including artwork from John Singer Sargent, literature from Walt Whitman, and one of the greatest violins ever made.

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