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$40 Million for Edward Hopper Painting (Record)

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A 1934 Edward Hopper painting titled “East Wind over Weehawken” has sold at auction for $40 million, setting a new record for the artist.

Source: Art Daily - December 5, 2013

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Washington Post
$46 Million for Norman Rockwell Painting (Record)

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A Norman Rockwell painting titled “Saying Grace” sold at auction for $46 million, setting two new records. Highest auction price for an American painting and for a Rockwell.

Source: Washington Post - December 4, 2013

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Antiques Trade Gazette
$8.5 Million for Sir Stanley Spencer Painting

LONDON, UK - A painting titled ‘Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta: Conversation Between Punts’ by Sir Stanley Spencer sold for $8.5 million. Setting a new record in the Modern British art sales category.

Source: Antiques Trade Gazette - November 25, 2013

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Jing Daily
$14.6 Million for Contemporary Zeng Painting

HONG KONG - 'Hospital Triptych No. 3,' a painting by Zeng Fanzhi has sold for $14.6 million. The price closely followed Zeng’s October record for the most expensive Chinese contemporary art piece sold.

Source: Jing Daily - November 25, 2013

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Art Daily
$1.4 Million for Lowry's 'Steps at Wick' Painting

LONDON, UK - 'Steps at Wick’ a painting by L.S. Lowry has sold for $1.4 million (£890,000). Lowry completed the work in the 1930s while on a holiday in Scotland.

Source: Art Daily - November 21, 2013

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Art Daily
$5.2 Million for Painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

LONDON, UK - Dante Gabriel Rossetti's nineteenth century painting titled "Proserpine" has sold for $5.2 million. The sale is a new record for a Rossetti painting.

Source: Art Daily - November 20, 2013

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NBC News
$105 Million for Warhol 'Car Crash' Painting

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Andy Warhol’s eight-by-13-foot painting titled "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)" has sold for $105.4 million. The sale is a new record for a Warhol painting.

Source: NBC News - November 14, 2013

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Bloomberg
$58.4 Million for 'Balloon Dog' Sculpture by Koons

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Jeff Koons’s 10-foot-tall sculpture, “Balloon Dog” has sold for $58.4 million. A new record for the most expensive living artist. The auctions high estimate was $55 million.

Source: Bloomberg - November 12, 2013

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The Daily Mail
Francis Bacon Painting Fetches $142.4 Million

NEW YORK, NY - A three-paneled painting by Francis Bacon, the 'Three Studies of Lucian Freud' has sold for $142.4 million. The sale set a new record as the most expensive painting sold at auction.

Source: The Daily Mail - November 12, 2013

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$10.8 Million for Lichtenstein's 'Woman with Peanuts'

NEW YORK, NY - Roy Lichtenstein's 'Woman with Peanuts' has sold for $10.8 million. The painting had previously failed to sell at Christie's auction in 2003 with a high estimate of a $3.5 million.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - November 12, 2013

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Art Daily
Picasso's Tête de femme fetches $39.9 Million

NEW YORK, NY, USA - This painting by Pablo Picasso titled Tête de femme, his 1935 portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter, fetched $39.9 Million. The sale far exceeded its $30 million high estimate.

Source: Art Daily - November 7, 2013

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BBC
$50 Million for Giacometti Sculpture

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Giacometti's bronze sculpture of his brother Diego, was sold for $50 million. The sale far exceeded the high estimate of $30 million.

Source: BBC - November 7, 2013

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Bloomberg
$32.6 Million for Giacometti Portrait

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Giacometti's portrait of his brother Diego, was sold for $32.6 million, a record for a Giacometti painting. The high estimate was $50 million.

Source: Bloomberg - November 5, 2013

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The New York Times
Picasso Painting Fetches $28 Million

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Picasso's 1950 painting titled "Claude and Paloma," a portrait of the artist's children has sold for $28.2 million, well above its $12 million high estimate.

Source: The New York Times - November 4, 2013

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Antiques and the Arts
Hamblen Child Portrait Collects $252,000

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - A portrait painting by Sturtevant J. Hamblen of a child seated in a rocking chair has sold for $252,000. The auction took place at Skinner’s Americana sale on October 27.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - October 29, 2013

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New York Times
Banksy Thrift Store Painting Fetches $615,000

NEW YORK, NY - A painting doctored by Banksy then dropped off at a Housing Works thrift shop in New York City, has sold for $615,000. The sale will give support to HIV/AIDS patients.

Source: New York Times - November 1, 2013

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$2 Million for Tissot's 'In the Conservatory'

NEW YORK, NY - In the Conservatory, a painting by James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902) has sold for $2 million. The painting, completed in 1878, was the top lot in a recent 19th century art sale.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - October 29, 2013

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$3.7 Million for Glenn Brown's Bocklin's Tomb

LONDON, ENGLAND - Glenn Brown's Bocklin's Tomb, has fetched $3.7 million at auction. The 1998 oil on canvas was painted in a way that allows a viewer to almost walk into the fantasy landscape.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - October 21, 2013

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
Prince Charles Portrait Fetches $486,500 for Charity

LONDON, ENGLAND - A Portrait of Prince Charles by Yan Pei-Min, has fetched $486,500 at auction. The sale benefits the Mimi Foundation, an organization operating wellness centers for cancer.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - October 17, 2013

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Art Daily
$40 - $60 Million Expected for Warhol Coke Painting

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Andy Warhol's 1962 Coca-Cola painting is expected to sell for $40 - $60 million at auction this November. The painting was previously held in a collection for nearly two decades.

Source: Art Daily - October 3, 2013

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The Art Newspaper
Zeng Fanzhi 'Bicycle' Painting Fetches $1.5 Million

CHINA - This contemporary painting (titled 'Bicycle') by the Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi sold for $1.5 Million. The painting's sale exceeded its high pre-sale estimate of $960,000-$1.45 Million.

Source: The Art Newspaper - September 27, 2013

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Antiques and the Arts
Fitz Henry Lane Painting Collects $1.4 Million

BOSTON, MA, USA - This 1862 Fitz Henry Lane painting titled “Camden Mountains from the Graves,” featuring the Camden Hills of Maine, fetched $1,384,000 (after buyer’s premium).

Source: Antiques and the Arts Weekly - September 24, 2013

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Worth Point
Rare Chinese Calligraphy Scroll Fetches $8.2 Million

NEW YORK, NY, USA - This Gong Fu Tie Calligraphy scroll by Su Shi (1037-1101), a prominent artist in China's early history, sold for $8,229,000. Many times its pre-sale estimate of $1 million.

Source: Worth Point - September 19, 2013

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BBC
Van Gogh Painting Worth Millions Found in Attic

NORWAY - A painting discovered in an attic, after sitting more than a century, has recently been identified as being an original work by Vincent Van Gogh. It's thought to be worth tens-of-millions of dollars.

Source: Daily Mail - September 9, 2013

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Tiny $46 Painting Purchase, may get $390,000

CANTERBURY, ENGLAND - A tiny painting purchased for $46 then left in a drawer for a decade. Has been identified by TV's Treasure Detectives as an original John Constable worth $390,000.

Source: CNN - September 3, 2013

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Paul Fraser Collectibles

Fragments of 'Bacon Painting' Fetch $41,500

GUILDFORD, SURREY, UK - Amateur paintings discovered to have fragments of works by Francis Bacon hidden on the back of the canvases, have fetched $41,500.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - March 22, 2013

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