RECORD SALES NUMBERS AT SOTHEBY'S MASTERS WEEK

Jan 29, 2016

By Andy Johnson

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Sotheby’s in New York is reporting record breaking sales from the annual Masters Week auctions.

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Highlights include Gainsborough’s “The Blue Page”, a work that has long been connected to Gainsborough’s more famous painting “The Blue Boy” sold for $3.3 million.

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Raphael’s “Profile Portrait of Valerio Belli” also sold for $3.3 million after a  prolonged battle between two determined bidders.

The first sale was dedicated to Alfred Taubman’s collection of Old Master paintings and drawings.

 

The sale totaled $24.1 million exceeding the low estimate by $3 million and setting six auction records in the process.

 

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