Art: The Greatest Auction

From the start it was clear that the auction of the art, furniture and silver collection of the late French-born Wall Street Banker and Investment Counselor Georges Lurcy was going to be a major event in the art world. The catalogue, under the terms of Lurcy's will, was printed in two handsome, hardbound volumes, sold for $7.50. On hand to compete for 65 choice paintings ranging from Bonnard to Vuillard. and other treasures, Was a select list that included top U.S., British and European dealers plus no less than 250 U.S. millionaire art collectors....

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