The Market: The $4,000,000 Auction

"The sun is so terrific that it seems to me as if objects were silhouetted not only m black and white, but in blue red, brown and violet." So wrote Paul Cézanne to Pissarro from the Riviera hill town of L'Estaque. It was the sort ot keen observation of nature that Cézanne captured consummately in oils And last week, eighty years after he finished it, his Houses at L'Estaque sold for $800,000 to a private U.S. collector at Manhattan's Parke-Bernet Galleries It was a world's record for a Cézanne and the highlight of the biggest money-making art auction in...

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