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  • WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR PRINT AT AUCTION

    Picasso’s La Minotauromachie made a world record for a print sold at auction. (click on image to enlarge)

    A new record  for any single print sold at auction was achieved at Sotheby’s in London on September 16.  Pablo Picasso’s La Minotauromachie made £1,273,250, eclipsing the pre-sale high estimate of £600,000. The previous record for any single print ever sold at auction was 14,200,000 NOK (Norwegian Kroner) / £1,271,370 for Vampire II by Edvard Munch, sold in Oslo in 2007

    In London on September 22 Christie’s  will offer a pair of rare 19th century photo albums by Esteban Gonnet entitled Recuerdos de Buenos-Ayres, discovered in an Oxfam shop in Newcastle upon Tyne. The albums, an early account of Argentine landscapes in the 19th century, are being offered by Oxfam with an estimate of £3,000-5,000.

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