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SOLD - $162,500 for 1955 Robert Frank Photo

December 23, 2015

SOLD - $4.4 Million for Gaitonde Painting

Source: Art Daily - December 16, 2015

SOLD - $13.5 Million for Bacon Painting

Source: Bloomberg - December 9, 2015

SOLD - $730,000 for Antique Munch Lithograph

NEW YORK - An 1895 hand-colored lithograph by Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944), entitled 'Madonna,' has sold for $730,000 at auction. The lithograph, measuring 24 by 18 inches was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - November 17, 2015

SOLD - $209,000 for Calder Tin Can Toy

NEW YORK, NY - A handcrafted push toy made by Alexander Calder in 1958, has sold for $209,000. The artist toy was sold by Bonhams.

Source: Bonhams - November 17, 2015

Christie's
SOLD - $170 Million for Modigliani Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A painting by Amedeo Modigliani (1884 - 1920) entitled 'Nu couché (Reclining Nude)' sold for $170 million at auction. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - November 9, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $95 Million for Lichtenstein Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A 48 by 48-inch painting by Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997) entitled 'Nurse,' fetched $95 Million at auction. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - November 9, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $67 Million for Two-Sided Picasso

NEW YORK, USA - An erotic painting of a cabaret singer by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), entitled "La Gommeuse," with a 2nd picture on the back, fetched $67 million. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - November 5, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $54 Million for van Gogh Painting

NEW YORK, USA - An 1889 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) painting (23 x 29 in.) entitled "Paysage sous un ciel mouvementé," fetched $50 Million at auction, when sold by Sotheby's November 5th.

Source: Sotheby's - November 21, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $42 Million for Vintage Modigliani Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A 1919 painting by Amedeo Modigliani (1884 - 1920) entitled 'Paulette Jourdain' has fetched $42 million at auction. The painting (39 x 25 inch) was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - November 4, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $826,000 for Antique Cat Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A large 19th century painting (70 x 101 inch) featuring 42 cats by Carl Kahler (1855 - 1906), entitled 'My Wife's Lovers,' sold for $826,000 at auction. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - November 3, 2015

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Heritage Auctions

SOLD - $1.7 Million for 1939 Tintin Comic Art

PARIS, FRANCE - An original 1939 comic art illustration (two page spread) for a Tintin adventure, " King Ottokar’s Sceptre" by Herge, has sold for $1.7 million (€1.5 million). The art was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Comic Book Resources - October 27, 2015

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ABC 13 Eyewitness News
FOUND - Statue may be a Donatello Worth Millions

EASTERN WASHINGTON, USA - A putto sculpture purchased by a dealer is now thought to be an unknown Donatello (1386 – 1466). If proven if may be worth several million... Read More

Source: Art Net - October 22, 2015

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Blouin Art Info
SOLD - $2.6 Million for Amrita Sher-Gil Self Portrait

LONDON, UK - A 1931 untitled oil on canvas (21 by 18 inch) self portrait by Amrita Sher-Gil (1913 - 1941) has sold for $2.6 million (£1.7 million) at auction. The portrait was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Blouin Art Info - October 9, 2015

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Bloomberg
SOLD - $17 Million for Antique Chinese Portrait

HONG KONG - An 18th century Chinese imperial portrait of emperor Qianlong, painted by painted by Italian court artist Giuseppe Castiglione, has sold for $17 million. The portrait was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Bloomberg - October 7, 2015

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Art Daily SOLD - $1.2 Million for 1936 Tintin Comic Art

HONG KONG - An original 1936 comic art illustration for a Tintin adventure, "The Blue Lotus" by Herge, has sold for $1.2 million. The art was sold by Artcurial.

Source: Art Daily - October 6, 2015

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CNN
SOLD - $5.4 Million for Earth Charity Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A painting of earth (diameter: 31 inches) by Zeng Fanzhi and Alibaba founder Jack Ma, entitled 'Paradise,' has fetched $5.4 million for charity. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: CNN - October 5, 2015

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Shapiro Auctions
SOLD - $785,000 for Marc Chagall Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A painting (23 x 17 inch) by Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985), entitled 'Le Bouquet d`Amour,' has sold for $785,000 at auction. The painting was sold by Shapiro Auctions.

Source: Shapiro Auctions - September 29, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $1.1 Million for 1966 Thiebaud 'Boats' Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A 1966 painting (12 x 14 inch) by Wayne Thiebaud, entitled 'Three Boats,' has sold for $1.1 million at auction. The painting was sold by Sotheby's Auctions.

Source: Sotheby's - September 29, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $941,000 for George Washington Portrait

NEW YORK, USA - A portrait (29 x 24 inch) of George Washington (1732 - 1799) by Gilbert Stuart (1755 - 1828), has sold for $941,000. The portrait was sold by Christie's Auctions.

Source: Christie's - September 24, 2015

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Artnet
SOLD - $800 Mystery Painting Fetches $870,000

BLOOMFIELD, NEW JERSEY, USA - A painting (12 x 10 inch) soared past its estimate of $800... to $870,000. Reportedly bidders believed it was a Rembrandt (1606 - 1669). Painting was sold by Nye & Company.

Source: Artnet - September 23, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $4 Million for 1955 Souza Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A 1955 painting (48 x 96 inch) by Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002), entitled 'Birth,' has sold for $4 million. The painting was sold by Christie's Auctions.

Source: Christie's - September 17, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $1.5 Million for Found Antique Embroidery Art

NEW YORK, USA - A finely embroidered 18th century Thangka discovered in an Arizona home, where the owners had no idea of its true value, has sold for $1.5 million. The Thangka was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - September 17, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $1 Million for Ancient Sandstone Buddha

NEW YORK, USA - A sandstone Buddha (54 inch tall) sculpture from India (late 1st/early 2nd century) has sold for $2.5 million. The sculpture was sold by Christie's Auctions.

Source: Christie's - September 15, 2015

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Blouin Art Info
SOLD - $2.5 Million for 1957 Souza Painting

NEW DELHI, INDIA, UK - A 1957 painting (60 x 48 inch) by Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002), entitled 'Man and Woman Laughing,' has sold for $2.5 million. The painting was sold by Saffronart Auctions.

Source: Blouin Art Info - September 14, 2015

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Art Daily
SOLD - $1.2 Million for Painting used as Bulletin Board

LONDON, UK - A rare painting by Irma Stern that was found in an apartment being used as a bulletin board, has fetched $1.2 million at auction. The painting was sold by Bonhams.

Sources: Bonhams & Art Daily - Updated September 9, 2015

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Live Auctioneers
SOLD - $2.3 Million for Painting on Paper Sheet

MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA - A watercolor painting by Winslow Homer (1836-1910) on a sheet of paper (10 x 8 inch) has sold for $2.3 million. The painting was sold to the Miami Auction Gallery.

Source: Live Auctioneers - August 31, 2015

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Art Daily SOLD - $7.6 Million for Medieval Panel Painting

LONDON, UK - A medieval panel painting (21 x 14 inch) by < align="top">Giovanni da Rimini, entitled 'Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and other Saints,' sold for $7.6 million. The painting sold to the National Gallery.

Source: Art Daily - July 29, 2015

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artnet
SOLD - $33 Million for Unwanted Statue Flip

SLOVAKIA - An art dealer took a $26,000 gamble on a marble bust of Pope Paul V which turned out to be a Bernini (1598 - 1680). The dealer sold the bust for $33 million to the Getty Museum.

Source: artnet - July 27, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $364,000 for Antique Leighton Painting

LONDON, UK - An antique portrait painting (21 x 16 inch) by Frederic Leighton (1830 - 1896), entitled 'Catarina,' has fetched $364,000 at auction. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - July 15, 2015

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Bloomberg
SOLD - $14.3 Million for Renaissance Painting

LONDON, UK - A German Renaissance painting (43 x 39 inch) by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 - 1553), entitled 'Bocca della Verità' or the 'Mouth of Truth' was sold by Sotheby's for $14.3 million (£9.3 million).

Source: Bloomberg - July 8, 2015

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Barron's
How to Spot & Avoid Fake Art

James Martin, founder of Orion Analytical, and one of the FBI’s go-to specialists for sniffing out forgeries in the art market, provides tips for spotting art fakes.

Source: Barron's - Added by WSB July 17, 2015

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Bloomberg
SOLD - $32 Million for 1962 Warhol 'Dollar Bill'

LONDON, UK - A large (52 x 71 inch) linen canvas by Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), entitled 'One Dollar Bill (Silver Certificate)' has been sold by Sotheby's for $32 million (£20.9 million).

Source: Bloomberg - July 1, 2015

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Blouin Art Info
SOLD - $19 Million for 1967 Francis Bacon Painting

LONDON, UK - A two-part painting entitled 'Study for Head of Isabel Rawsthorne and George Dyer' by Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992) has fetched $19 million at auction. The 1967 painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Blouin Art Info - June 30, 2015

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Los Angeles Times
SOLD - $5.4 Million for Ai Weiwei Zodiac Heads

LONDON, UK - A group of twelve bronze animals heads entitled 'Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads' by Ai Weiwei has sold for $5.4 million at auction. The sculptures were sold by Phillips.

Source: Los Angeles Times - February 15, 2015

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Antiques and the Arts

SOLD - $1.4 Million for Fu Baoshi Scroll Painting

ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA, USA - A hanging scroll painting by Fu Baoshi (1904–1965) entitled “Lady by the Bamboo," has sold for $1.1 million (new artist record). The painting was sold by Michaan's.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - June 30, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $1.1 Million for Rodin Bronze

LONDON, UK - A recently cast bronze (77 inches tall) of "Aphrodite," from an Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) mold thought to be lost, has sold for $1.1 million. The sculpture was sold by Christie's.

Source: Art Daily - June 29, 2015

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New York Times
SOLD - $39 Million for 1902 Klimt Painting

LONDON, UK - A 1902 painting by Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918), entitled 'Portrait of Gertrud Loew,' sold for $39 million at auction. The painting (58 x 17 inches) was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: New York Times - June 24, 2015

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Fife Today
FOUND - Million Dollar Painting Discovered in Attic

KIRKCALDY, SCOTLAND - A man found an oil painting in his attic which may have been painted by Pablo Picasso. The painting, sent to Christie’s for appraisal, is thought to be worth millions if authenticated.

Source: Fife Today - June 25, 2015

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Bloomberg
SOLD - $17 Million for Monet Painting

LONDON, UK - A painting by Claude Monet (1840 - 1926), entitled 'Iris mauves,' sold for $17 million at auction. The painting (78 x 39 inches) painted 1914-1917, was sold by Christie's.

Source: Bloomberg - June 23, 2015

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Yahoo News
SOLD - $188,000 for 1918 Picasso Postcard

FRANFURT, GERMANY - A postcard with a signed drawing by Pablo Picasso for his friend (poet) Guillaume Apollinaire in 1918, has sold for $188,000. The postcard was sold by Gaertner auctions.

Source: Yahoo News - June 20, 2015

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Art Daily
SOLD - $133,685 for Painting Found at Flea Market

SYDNEY, AUSTRAILIA - A 1936 painting entitled; 'Basket of Fruit' by the Australian artist John Wardell Power was found at a flea market and fetched $133,685 at auction. The painting was sold by Bonhams.

Source: Art Daily - June 18, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $725,000 for Artistic Vintage Donkey Desk

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - An artistc vintage Donkey Desk by François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne (Les Lalanne), has fetched $725,000 at auction. The desk was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - June 10, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $3.1 Million for Ancient Marble Head

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - An ancient Marble Bust thought to depict either Zeus or Asklepios, has fetched $3.1 million at auction. The sculpture was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - June 3, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $3.3 Million for 1962 Remedios Varo Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A 1962 painting (33 x 23 in.) by Remedios Varo, (1908-1963) entitled 'Vampiros vegetarianos,' has fetched $3.3 million at auction. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - May 28, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $3 Million for 1987 Rufino Tamayo Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A 1987 painting (49 x 71 in.) by Rufino Tamayo, (1899-1991) entitled 'La Familia,' has fetched $3 million at auction. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Philips - May 26, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $5.4 Million for 1929 Arthur Dove Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A 1929 painting (20 x 28 in.) by Arthur G. Dove (1880-1946), entitled 'Boat Going Through Inlet,' has fetched $5.4 million at auction. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - May 21, 2015

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Philips
SOLD - $2.6 Million for Wilfredo Lam Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A 1947 painting (39 x 39 in.) by Wilfredo Lam, entitled 'Présages,' has fetched $2.6 million at auction. The painting was sold by Philips.

Source: Philips - May 26, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $8.9 Million for 1927 O'Keeffe Lily Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1927 painting by Georgia O’Keeffe entitled; 'White Calla Lilly' has sold at auction for $8.9 million. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - May 20, 2014

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $3.8 Million for Norman Rockwell Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A 1926 painting (32 x 26 in.) by Norman Rockwell for a Saturday Evening Post cover entitled 'The Book Worm,' has fetched $3.8 million at auction. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - May 20, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $905,000 for Andy Warhol 'Corn Flakes' Box

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A 1964 art piece, entitled 'Kellogg's Corn Flakes Box' by Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987) has fetched $905,000. The art, (silkscreen ink and house paint on plywood) was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - May 14, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $8.5 Million for 1896 Thomas Moran Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - An 1896 Thomas Moran (1837-1926) painting (20 x 30 in.) entitled "The Cliffs of Green River, Wyoming," has sold at Christie's for $8.5 million.

Source: Christie's - May 21, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $50 Million for 1929 Piet Mondrian Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1929 Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) painting (19 x 19 in.) entitled "Composition No. III, with Red, Blue, Yellow, and Black," has sold at Christie's for $50 million.

Source: Christie's - May 14, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $2.1 Million for Yoshitomo Nara Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A (47 x 43 in.) painting by Yoshitomo Nara entitled 'Baby Blue,' has fetched $2.1 Million at auction. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - May 13, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $81 Million for 1958 Mark Rothko Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1958 Mark Rothko (1903-1970) painting (94 x 69 in.) entitled "No. 10," has sold at auction for $91 million. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - May 14, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $56 Million for 1994 Lucian Freud Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1994 Lucian Freud (1922 - 2011) painting (59 x 63 in.) entitled "Benefits Supervisor Resting," has sold for $56 million. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - May 13, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $41 Million for Lichtenstein 'Ring'

NEW YORK, USA - A comic painting by Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997) entitled 'The Ring (Engagement),' fetched $41 Million at auction. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - May 12, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $179 Million for 1955 Picasso Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1955 Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) painting (44 x 57 in.) entitled "Les femmes d'Alger ," has sold for $179 million. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - May 11, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $141 Million for 'Pointing Man' Sculpture

NEW YORK, USA - A sculpture entitled, 'Pointing Man,' by Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) has sold for $141 million at auction. The sculpture was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - May 11, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $29 Million for 1948 Picasso Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - An 1948 Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) painting (36 x 28 in.) entitled "Femme au chignon dans un fauteuil," has sold for $29 million. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - May 6, 2015

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CNBC
SOLD - $66 Million for 1888 van Gogh Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - An 1888 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) painting (36 x 28 in.) entitled "L'Allee des Alyscamps," has sold for $66 million. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: CNBC - May 6, 2015

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Curbed
SOLD - $3.7 Million for Lockheed Lounge Chair

LONDON, UK - The Lockheed Lounge chair created by Australian designer Marc Newson has sold for $3.7 million (£2.4 million). The chair was sold by Phillips.

Source: Curbed - April 29, 2015

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Antique Roadshow
FOUND - $75,000 William R. Leigh Painting

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, USA - A 1917 painting by William R. Leigh (1866 - 1955), entitled "Drying Corn," was discovered during an Antique Roadshow valuation. The painting is valued at $75,000.

Source: Antique Roadshow - April 27, 2015

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Antiques and the Arts
SOLD - $330,000 for Small Monet Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A small (6 x 9 inch) painting by Claude Monet (1840 - 1926), entitled 'Lily Pond' sold for $330,000 with buyer’s premium. The painting was sold by DuMouchelles.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - April 26, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $3.1 Million for 16th Century Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 16th century painting (13 x 9 in.) of flowers in a vase by Ludger tom Ring the Younger (1522 - 1584) has sold for $3.1 million. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - April 22, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $250,000 for Fernando Botero Bronze

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A bronze sculpture by Fernando Botero, entitled "Leda and the Swan," (14 x 28 X 9 in.) has sold for $250,000. The sculpture was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - April 20, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $850,000 for Lee Friedlander Photos

NEW YORK, USA - A collection of 38 photographs by Lee Friedlander entitled 'The Little Screens,' have sold for $850,000 ($22,368 each) at auction. The photos were sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - April 9, 2015

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UPI
COMING - $140 Million Expected for Picasso Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A painting by Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) entitled 'Les femmes d’Alger (Version 'O'),' is expected to fetch $140 Million (a new auction record) on May 11. The painting will be sold by Christie's.

Source: UPI - March 25, 2015

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Art Fix Daily
SOLD - $1.5 Million for C.M. Russell Painting

GREAT FALLS, MONTANA, USA - A painting by C.M. Russell (1864 - 1926) entitled 'For Supremacy' has sold for $1.5 Million. The painting was sold to benefit the C.M. Russell Museum.

Source: Art Fix Daily - March 22, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $2.9 Million for Amrita Sher-Gil Self Portrait

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1933 untitled oil on canvas (18 by 13 inch) self portrait by Amrita Sher-Gil (1913 - 1941) has sold for $2.9 million. The portrait was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - March 18, 2015

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Art Daily
SOLD - $359,795 for 1939 Tintin Comic Art

PARIS, FRANCE - An original 1939 comic art illustration for a Tintin adventure, "Le sceptre d'Ottokar" by Herge, has sold for $359,795. The art was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Art Daily - March 11, 2015

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Sotheby's SOLD - $442,000 for Keith Haring Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - An acrylic on canvas (36 x 24 inch. dated Jan. 5 1989) painting by Keith Haring (1958 - 1990), entitled 'Gil's Dream' has been sold for $442,000 by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - March 7, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $1.2 Million for Warhol Triple Dollar Sign

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - An acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas (10 x 20 inch, dated 1981-1982) by Andy Warhol, entitled 'Triple Dollar Sign' has been sold by Christie's for $1.2 million.

Source: Christie's - March 6, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $1.8 Million for Kazuo Shiraga Painting

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - An untitled oil on canvas (38 x 51 inch, circa 1964) by Kazuo Shiraga has been sold for $1.2 million. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - March 6, 2015

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CBC News
TOP 10 - Million Dollar Art Sales Worldwide - 02/15

See ten multi-million dollar art items that were sold worldwide. List sorted by highest prices paid in February 2015... Read More

Source: What Sells Best - March 4, 2015

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
SOLD - $75,000 for 1966 Helmut Newton Photograph

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1966 photo of Karl Lagerfeld by photographer Helmut Newton sold has for $75,000. The photograph was sold by Swann Auction Galleries.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - February 23, 2015

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Art Fix Daily
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
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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Antiques Trade Gazette
SOLD - $1 Million for Andy Warhol Shoe

LONDON, UK - An art piece entitled 'Golden Shoe' (Julie Andrews Shoe) by Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987) has fetched $1.1 million at auction. The golden shoe was sold by Christie's.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - February 13, 2015

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Christie's
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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Bloomberg
SOLD - $46 Million for Richter Painting (New 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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Sotheby's 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
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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The New York Times
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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Art Daily
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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CBC News
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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Art Daily
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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Paul Fraser Collectibles
SOLD - $9.1 Million for Bronzino Portrait

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A portrait of young man by Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) has sold at auction for $9.1 million. The painting was sold by Christie's.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - January 29, 2015

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The Daily Mail
SOLD - $5.2 Million for Discovered Painting

NEW YORK, USA - A painting purchased for $5,000 (£3,500) in 2013, was later identified as an unknown John Constable and sold for $5.2 million (£3.5 million). The painting was sold by Sotheby's

Source: The Daily Mail - January 29, 2015

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ABC
SOLD - $307,000 for Hong Kong Phooey Street Art

HONG KONG - A ceramic mosaic recreating the 1970s cartoon character Hong Kong Phooey recreated by the French street artist Invader, has sold for $307,000. The art was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: ABC - January 21, 2015

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
SOLD - $546,875 for Vintage Teh-Chun Painting

HONG KONG - A vintage 1970's painting by the Chinese artist Chu Teh-Chun (1920-2014) titled L’automne (Autumn) has sold for $546,875. The painting was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - January 22, 2015

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AOL
$500,000 Painting Purchased for $100

NEW YORK, USA - A landscape painting that was purchased for $100, was identified on PBS Antiques Roadshow as a Joseph Kleitsch painting valued at $500,000.

Source: AOL - January 13, 2015

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