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$491 Million Sale Shatters Art Auction Record
Carol Vogel, New York Times“In a landmark sale, the biggest in auction history, nearly half a billion dollars’ worth of art changed hands last night at Christie’s sale of Impressionist and modern art. Soaring prices for blockbuster paintings by Klimt and Gauguin left thousands of spectators, who came to watch and to buy, gasping.”


Despite Court Ruling, Christie’s Pulls Painting From Auction
Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times“Hours before it was to be one of the stars of Christie’s fall auction tonight, a blue-period painting by Picasso was withdrawn from the sale because of a claim that it had been sold under duress in Nazi Germany.”


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