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Tuesday, February 08, 2005
  Chaim Soutine Auction Record
chaim soutine auction priceChaim Soutine's Le pâtissier de Cagnes achieved a record at auction for the artist, raising nearly ten million (£5,048,000 / $9,449,856 / €7,344,840).
The Impressionist Art, Modern Art and Surreal Art auction in London at Christies on the 7th raised a total of £41,014,000 / $76,778,208 / €59,675,370.
Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale
"Christie's February evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art again attracted extremely fierce bidding from an international audience," commented Jussi Pylkkänen, President of Christie's Europe and tonight's auctioneer. "European collectors continued to dominate as they sought works of art of great quality. We did see activity form the American trade, in particular for select Surrealist works of art. All the rooms were absolutely packed, bringing a lively atmosphere to proceedings as the overall market continues to be strong." christies
 
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