Top Ten: Million Dollar Art Sales - 02/15

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10) SOLD - $2.8 Million for 1942 Tintin Cartoon Art

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - An original 1942 cover design for a comic Tintin adventure "The Shooting Star" by Herge, has sold for $2.8 million. The art was reportedly sold privately by a dealer.

Source: Art Daily - February 3, 2015

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Art Fix Daily
9) SOLD - $4.5 Million for Ai Weiwei Zodiac Heads

LONDON, UK - A group of twelve gold-plated bronze animals heads entitled 'Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads' by Ai Weiwei has sold for $4.5 million at auction. The sculptures were sold by Phillips.

Source: Art Fix Daily - February 15, 2015

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Antiques Trade Gazette
8) SOLD - $15 Million for Francis Bacon Painting

LONDON, UK - A painting entitled 'Study for a Head' by Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992) has fetched $15 million at auction. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Antiques Trade Gazette - February 12, 2015

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7) SOLD - $20 Million for Paul Cezanne Painting

LONDON, UK - A painting by Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) entitled "Vue sur L'Estaque et le Chateau d'lf," has sold for $20 million at auction. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Art Daily - February 4, 2015

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Sotheby's
6) SOLD - $22 Million for Francis Bacon Self-Portrait

LONDON, UK - A two-part 1977 painting by Francis Bacon entitled "Self Portrait, Diptych," has fetched $22 million at auction. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - February 10, 2015

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Christie's
5) SOLD - $23.5 Million for Miró Painting

LONDON, UK - An oil painting by Joan Miró (1893-1983) entitled "Women, Moon, Birds" has sold for $23.5 million at auction. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - February 4, 2015

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Christie's
4) SOLD - $29 Million for Twombly Blackboard Painting

LONDON, UK - An untitled painting by Cy Twombly (1928-2011) resembling chalk marks on a blackboard has fetched $29.9 million at auction. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - February 11, 2015

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CBC News
3) SOLD - $35 Million for Claude Monet Painting

LONDON, UK - A Venetian waterscape painting by Claude Monet, Le Grand Canal, has fetched more than $35 million at auction. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: CBC News - February 4, 2015

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Bloomberg
2) SOLD - $46 Million for Richter Painting (Record)

LONDON, UK - A painting by Gerhard Richter entitled "Abstraktes Bild," has fetched $46 million at auction. A new record for the artist. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Bloomberg - February 10, 2015

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The New York Times
1) SOLD - $300 Million for Gauguin Painting (Record)

LONDON, UK - Reportedly, a painting by Paul Gaugin (1848-1903) entitled “Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?),” from 1892, has sold for $300 million. If accurate, that sale is a New World Record.

Source: The New York Times - February 5, 2015

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