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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$845,000 for Vintage Art Deco Desk

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A vintage art deco desk by Eugene Printz (1879-1948), a self-taught designer and carpenter has sold for $845,000. The desk was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - December 17, 2014

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Art Fix Daily
$929,000 for 1931 Alfred Stieglitz Photo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1931 photo by Alfred Stieglitz, known as the “Evening, New York from the Shelton,” has sold for $929,000. The photo was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Art Fix Daily - December 17, 2014

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Art Info
$4.5 Million for 1939 Noguchi Table (New Record)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1939 Isamu Noguchi table known as the “The Goodyear Table, for A. Conger Goodyear,” has sold for $4.5 million. The table was sold by Phillips Auctions.

Source: Art Info - December 18, 2014

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Sotheby's
$2.8 Million for 1932 Winston Churchill Painting

LONDON, UK - A 1932 painting, The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell by Sir Winston Churchill has sold for $2.8 million (£1.8 million). The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: BBC - December 18, 2014

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Sotheby's
$965,000 for Rare Alvin Langdon Coburn Photo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A rare antique photograph by Alvin Langdon Coburn, Shadows and Reflections, has sold for $965,000 (after buyers premium). The photo was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - December 11, 2014

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Art Daily
$673,000 for 1939 'Tintin' Comic Drawing

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - An original vintage 1939 comic drawing for The Adventures of Tintin has sold for $673,468. The drawing was sold by the Millon Auction House.

Source: Art Daily - December 15, 2014

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Backpacker
$6.5 Million for Peter Lik Photo (New Record)

LAS VEGAS, USA - A black-and-white photo of Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, “Phantom,” by Peter Lik has sold for $6.5 million, a new world record. The photo was sold by Lik USA.

Source: Backpacker - December 12, 2014

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Art Daily
$4.5 Million for Venus Verticordia Painting

LONDON, UK - A 19th century watercolor painting, Venus Verticordia, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti has sold for $4,522,931 (£2,882,500). The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Art Daily - December 12, 2014

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Art Market Monitor
$27.8 Million for 17th Century Statue

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A Bacchic Figure Supporting the Globe by Adrien de Vries has sold for $27,885,000. The statue was sold by Christie’s.

Source: Art Market Monitor - December 11, 2014

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Art Daily
$490,470 for Vintage Winnie-the-Pooh Drawing

LONDON, UK - An original E.H. Shepard drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends playing "poohsticks" has sold for $490,470 setting a new record for the artist. The drawing was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Art Daily - December 10, 2014

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CTV News
$47 Million for Rare Turner Painting

LONDON, UK - A large oil painting 'Rome, from Mount Aventine' by JMW Turner (1775–1851) has sold for $47.4 Million, a new record for the artist. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: CTV News - December 4, 2014

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Vancouver Sun
$2.5 Million for Botero Sculptures

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A pair of bronze sculptures, "Adam and Eve," by Fernando Botero have sold for $2.5 milllion (£9.2 miliion). The sculpture was sold by Christie's.

Source: Vancouver Sun - November 25, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$14.5 Million for Russian Portrait

LONDON, UK - A portrait of Maria Zetlin by Valentin Serov (1865-1911) set a world record for the artist when it sold for $14.5 milllion (£9.2 miliion). The portrait was sold by Christie's.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - November 25, 2014

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Classic FM
$342,000 for World's Smallest Mozart Portrait

LONDON, UK - A tiny portrait of Mozart (1.5 inches, or four centimeters tall) made by an anonymous artist, has sold for $342,000 (£218,500). The portrait was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Classic FM - November 20, 2014

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The New York Observer
$44.4 Million for 1932 O'Keeffe Flower Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - An iconic (1932) flower painting by Georgia O’Keeffe Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1 has sold at auction for $44.4 million. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: The New York Observer - November 20, 2014

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Art Daily
$515,000 for 1902 Maxfield Parrish Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1902 Maxfield Parrish painting The Little Peach, (painted to accompany a children's poem) has sold for $515,000. The painting was sold by Heritage Auctions.

Source: Art Daily - November 20, 2014

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Painting
$999,253 for Painting Found in Attic

LONDON, UK - A painting by John Duncan Fergusson, Poise (1916), discovered in a French attic, has sold for $999,253 (£638,500). The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: The Courier - November 19, 2014

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Western Morning News
$849,000 for 1958 Hepworth Sculpture

LONDON, UK - A bronze sculpture conceived in 1958 by Dame Barbara Hepworth has sold for $849,000 (£542,500) at auction. The sculpture was sold by Bonhams.

Source: Western Morning News - November 18, 2014

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Art Fix Daily
$82 Million for Warhol Triple-Elvis Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A painting by Andy Warhol of a 7-foot tall gun-toting Elvis Presley, named “Triple Elvis' has sold for $82 million. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Art Fix Daily - November 13, 2014

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Art Daily
$36 Million for Jasper Johns Flag Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1983 painting by Jasper Johns, named Flag is sold for $36,005,000 and set a new record for the artist. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Art Daily - November 12, 2014

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Reuters
$65 Million for Manet Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A painting by Edouard Manett (1832 - 1883), titled Le Printemps, has sold for $65,125,000. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Reuters - November 6, 2014

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Sotheby's
$33 Million for Monet Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A painting by Claude Monet (1840 - 1926), titled Alice Hoschedé au jardin, has sold for $33,765,000. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - November 6, 2014

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Sotheby's
$70 Million for Modiglianii Sculpture

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A sculpture by Amedeo Modiglianii (1884 - 1920), titled Tete, has sold for $70,725,000. The sculpture was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: The Guardian - November 5, 2014

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Sotheby's
$101 Million for Vintage Giacometti Bronze

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A vintage bronze by Alberto Giacometti (1901 - 1966), titled Chariot, has sold for $100,965,000. The bronze was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - November 5, 2014

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The Independent
$61 Million for Van Gogh Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A painting by Vincent van Gogh (1901 - 1966), Still Life, Vases with Daises and Poppies, has sold for $61.8 million (£38.7m). The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: The Independent - November 5, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$3.8 Million for Old Masters Painting

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - An old master work by Frans Verbeeck (1510-1570), The Mocking of Human Follies, set a new record for the artist by selling for $3.8 million. The painting was sold by Dorotheum's.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - October 22, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$7 Million for 1999 Peter Doig Painting

LONDON, UK - Peter Doig’s 1999 oil on canvas painting (98½ x 77in) The Heart of Old San Juan has sold at auction for $7.2 million. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - October 15, 2014

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Artnet News
$5.5 Million for 1984 Warhol 'Scream'

LONDON, UK - Andy Warhol’s 1984 remix of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, sold to a private collector for about $5.5 million. The sale was facilitated by the Skarstedt Gallery.

Source: Artnet News - October 15, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$407,450 for Warhol Prints c.1968

HONG KONG - A set of 10 Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup prints (circa 1968), measuring 35 x 23 in, were sold for $407,450 at auction. The prints were sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - October 7, 2014

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New York Post
‘Sopranos’ Star Discovers Artwork Worth Millions

FRANKFURT, GERMANY - “Sopranos” star, Federico Castelluccio, has discovered a lost 17th-century painting by artist Guercino that’s worth millions..

Source: New York Post - September 29, 2014

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York Press
$113,000 for World's First 'Selfie'

HARROGATE, UK - A photograph described as the world's first 'selfie,' taken by early photographer Oscar Rjelander, has sold for $113,000 (£70,000). The photo was sold by Morphets.

Source: York Press - September 11, 2014

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Antiques and the Arts
$7.6 Million for Rare Chinese Painting

TOKYO, JAPAN - A painting by Ming dynasty master Qiu Ying (circa 1482–1559) titled “Figures under the Pine Tree,” has sold for a record price of $7,616,910. The painting was sold by Tokyo Chuo Auction.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - September 9, 2014

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KOMO News
$100,000 Mural Found in Old Barn

MOUNT VERNON, WASHINGTON, USA - An original 1941 Mural painted by William Cunning has been discovered in a barn. The painting was identified by art dealer John Braseth.

Source: KOMO News - August 17, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$233,000 for 1904 California Painting

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA - A 1904 Californian painting by William Wendt (1865-1946) titled 'Vibrant Coast' (Dana Point) has sold for $233,000. The painting was sold by Bonhams.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - August 6, 2014

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Sotheby’s
$13 Million for Antique Tiger Painting

LONDON, UK - An antique painting by George Stubbs (1724 - 1806) titled 'Tygers at Play' has sold for $13 million (£7.6 million) after buyers premium. The painting was sold by Sotheby’s.

Source: Sotheby’s - July 9, 2014

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Antiques and the Arts
$7 Million for American Indian Portrait

LONDON, UK - The Indian portrait of Mohawk Chieftain Thayendanegea, by Gilbert Stuart (1755–1828) has sold for $7 million. The painting was sold by Sotheby’s.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - July 22, 2014

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Christies
$4.5 Million for Old 'Hand Drawing'

LONDON, UK - An old ink drawing titled ‘The artist’s right hand’ by Hendrick Goltzius(1558-1617), has sold for $4.5 million (£2.6 million). The drawing was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christies - July 16, 2014

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The Independent
$27 Million for Ancient Egyptian Statue

LONDON, UK - An ancient Egyptian statue once discovered in a burial near Cairo, has sold for $27 million (£15.8 million). The statue was sold by Christie's.

Source: The Independent - July 11, 2014

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Reuters
$10 Million for Francis Bacon Triptych Painting

LONDON, UK - A 17th-century painting of Saint Praxedis by Johannes Vermeer has sold for $10.6 million (£6.2 million). The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Reuters - July 9, 2014

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Artlyst
$64 Million for Francis Bacon Triptych Painting

LONDON, UK - Francis Bacon's Triptych painting, 'Three Studies for Portrait of George Dyer' has sold for $45 million (£26 million). The painting was sold by Sotheby’s.

Source: Artlyst - July 1, 2014

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MSN
$64 Million for Monet 'Water Lilies' Painting

LONDON, UK - Claude Monet's 'Water Lilies' painting has sold for $54 million (£31.7 million). The price was the second-highest amount paid for his work on record. The painting was sold by Sotheby’s.

Source: MSN - June 23, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$3.9 Million for Lowry Station Painting

LONDON, UK - An LS Lowry painting (titled: Station Approach, Manchester) has sold for $3.9 million (£2.3 million). The painting was sold by Sotheby’s.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - June 13, 2014

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Art Fix Daily
$25.9 Million for Calder's 1957 'Flying Fish' Mobile

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1957 'Hanging Mobile' (Flying Fish) by Alexander Calder sold at auction for $25.9 million. The mobile was sold by Christie's.

Source: Art Fix Daily - May 13, 2014

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Antiques Trade Gazette
$1.3 Million for Ancient Emperors Head

PARIS, FRANCE- An ancient Roman marble bust of the Emperor Hadrian has sold at auction for $1.3 million (£775,860) including fees. The statue was sold by the Tessier Sarrou Auction House.

Source: Antiques Trade Gazette - May 20, 2014

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France 24
$3.4 Million for 1937 Tintin Comic Art (New Record)

PARIS, FRANCE- Original 1937 Tintin comic art by Herge has sold at auction for $3.4 million (including fees). The sale set a new world record for a comic strip.

Source: France 24 - May 25, 2014

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NPR
$22 Million for 1957 Norman Rockwell Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1957 Norman Rockwell painting (The Rookie) has sold at auction for $22.5 million. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: NPR - May 22, 2014

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Antiques and the Arts
$3.8 Million for 1981 Cindy Sherman Photograph

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1981 Cindy Sherman Photograph exceeded its high estimate when it sold at auction for $3.8 million. The photo was sold by Sotheby’s.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - May 15, 2014

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CNBC
$28 Million for Jeff Koons 'Popeye'

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A Jeff Koons sculpture of Popeye has sold at auction for $28 million. The sculpture was sold by Sotheby’s to billionaire casino tycoon and art collector Steve Wynn.

Source: CNBC - May 15, 2014

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NBC News
$30 Million for Vintage Warhol Selfies

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A series of six 1986 Andy Warhol (silk screened) self-portraits have sold at auction for $30.1 million. The portraits were sold by Sotheby’s.

Source: NBC News - May 15, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$80 Million for Francis Bacon Paintings

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A series of three Francis Bacon portraits (Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards) have sold at auction for $80.9 million. The portraits were sold by Christie's.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - May 15, 2014

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The Nation
$31 Million for 1932 Picasso Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1932 Pablo Picasso oil painting (Le Sauvetage) sold at auction for more than $31 million. The painting was sold by Sotheby’s.

Source: The Nation - May 9, 2014

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Live Auctioneers
$1.3 Million for Botero 'Beach' Painting

MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA - A Fernando Botero painting (The Beach - 2009) has sold for $1.3 million at auction. The painting was sold by Fine Art Auctions Miami.

Source: Live Auctioneers - April 23, 2014

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Art Fix Daily
$12 Million for Zhang Xiaogang Painting (Record)

HONG KONG - A contemporary Chinese painting by Zhang Xiaogang (“Bloodline: Big Family No.3,”) has sold for $12.1 million (HK$670 million). The sale set a new record for the artist.

Source: Art Fix Daily - April 6, 2014

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BBC
$8.4 Million for Lowry 'Piccadilly Circus' Painting

LONDON, UK - An LS Lowry painting (Piccadilly Circus) has sold for $8.4 million (£5.1 million). The painting belonged to businessman Tony Thompson, who died last year.

Source: BBC - March 25, 2014

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Horse Talk
$1.25 Million for Charles Russell Painting

GREAT FALLS, MONTANA, USA - A Charles Russell painting ('Offering a Truce') sold for $1.25 million. The auction took place at the annual Russell Live Auction which raises money for the C.M. Russell Museum.

Source: Horse Talk - March 25, 2014

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ECNS
$2.6 Million for Historic Chinese Scroll 'Fragments'

BORDEAUX, FRANCE - Fragments of a historic silk hand scroll depicting China's longest-serving Emperor, Kangxi, on an important trip, have sold for $2.62 million.

Source: ECNS - March 12, 2014

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New York Times
$75 Million for da Vinci Painting found at Estate Sale

LONDON, UK - A Leonardo da Vinci painting found by a dealer attending an American estate sale, has sold in a private transaction for more than $75 million.

Source: New York Times - March 3, 2014

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Antiques and the Arts
$60,000 for Rare Toulouse-Lautrec Poster

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A rare Toulouse-Lautrec poster titled 'Eldorado' has sold for $60,000. The poster was sold as part of a large vintage poster auction that took place in January.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - February 18, 2014

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CBC News
$575,000 for Banksy 'Kissing Coppers' Street Art

MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA - A Banksy street art painting named 'Kissing Coppers,' which was spray-painted (in 2005) on the Prince Albert Pub in Brighton, England, has sold for $575,000.

Source: CBC News - February 19, 2014

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The New York Time
$70 Million for Francis Bacon Portrait Painting

LONDON, UK - A 1966 Francis Bacon painting (Portrait of George Dyer Talking) has sold for $70 million. The artist (Bacon) once again stole the spotlight as a top sale at the auction.

Source: The New York Times - February 13, 2014

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Financial Mirror
$28 Million for Gerhard Richter’s 'Wall' Painting

LONDON, UK - Gerhard Richter’s Wall Painting (1994) has sold for $28 million (£17 million). Previously the painting had been held by Richter in his personal collection for over 15 years.

Source: Financial Mirror - February 13, 2014

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The Guardian
$12 Million for Andy Warhol's Mao

LONDON, UK - Andy Warhol's 1973 painting of Mao has sold for $12 million (£7.6 million). The hammer price was more than 18 times the amount paid last time it went to auction.

Source: The Guardian - February 12, 2014

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Khaleej Times $32 Million for 1897 Camille Pissarro Painting

LONDON, UK - An 1897 Paris street scene painted by Camille Pissarro (Le Boulevard Montmartre, matinee de printemps) has sold for $32.1 million. A new record for the artist.

Source: Khaleej Times - February 6, 2014

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Business Week
$56 Million for 1915 Juan Gris Painting

LONDON, UK - A 1915 Painting by Juan Gris (Nature Morte a la Nappe a Carreaux - The Checked Tablecloth) has sold at auction for $56 million. The sale set a new record for the artist.

Source: Business Week - February 4, 2014

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Antiques and the Arts
$875,000 for 1923 'Folk Art' Santa

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A 38¾-inch folk art Santa Claus by Samuel Robb, has sold at auction for $875,000. The carved and painted figure was a Christmas present for his daughter in 1923.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - January 28, 2014

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Antiques and the Arts
$485,000 for "The Kiss" Bronze by Auguste Rodin

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA - A 15¾-inch bronze sculpture “The Kiss”by Auguste Rodin, has sold at auction for $485,000. The bronze was discovered in a private collection in Amarillo, Texas.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - January 14, 2014

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