Sotheby's Sale Breaks European Record

From the Guardian:
Art records were smashed once again last night as London's biggest sale week got under way, with £94.9m of works disappearing in a single, packed auction at Sotheby's.
The night's top price was £8.75m, paid for Chaim Soutine's 1921 L'Homme au Foulard Rouge, far surpassing its estimate of £3.5m to £5m. Just 10 years ago the same picture was bought for £1.5m.
The figure recorded was the highest ever for a sale of impressionist and modern art in Europe.
Read the whole article here.

And as for that Soutine that sold for £8.75m, is it worth it? That's what the Guardian asks here.

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