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  1. Painting by Danish-French Master Fetches $32 Million

    Sotheby’s auction house in London has sold Camille Pissarro’s Boulevard Montmartre, Matinee De Printemps for a staggering $32.5 million. Under the hammer, the artwork enjoyed fast-paced bidding, quickly exceeding its $11.5-$18 million estimate and eventually selling for almost five times the price of Pissarro’s next-most valuable work. Once owned by prominent German-Jewish art collector Max Silberberg, the work had to be sold when the Nazis rose to power. Sotheby’s suggested that the painting’s history would increase its value, and described the piece as “one of the greatest Impressionist works” it had auctioned in the last decade.

    Source: BBC

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