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'Dogs Playing Poker' Fetch Big Bucks

A pair of paintings from Cassius Coolidge's "Dogs Playing Poker" series brought in almost $600,000 at an auction on Wednesday. NPR's Madeleine Brand talks to Terry Kovel, co-author of Kovel's Antiques and Collectibles Price List, about the sale.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).