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Thursday, November 09, 2006


Record-Shattering Art Auction Nets $491 Million

A big night at Christie's New York yesterday, as a number of high-profile paintings by Klimt, Kirchner, and Gauguin netted nearly half a billion in sales. The bidding war for Klimt's “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II" (pictured left) was especially fierce, setting a record for the artist's work at $87.9 million. The list of sellers included Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Sultan of Brunei. Art dealer Andrew Fabricant said after the event: “I’m flabbergasted...this sale it going to change the whole landscape when it comes to prices for postwar art.” I think it also unquestionably establishes, after the record sales last year. [NYT]



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