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Christie’s evening sales total $831.3m, with Texan poker player’s surprise bidding spree upstaging blue-chip successes

Christie’s pulled off bullish and near-perfect back-to-back evening sales on Thursday that weighed in at a $715m hammer total for the 53 lots that sold. With fees, the tally rose to $831.3m. For starters, a dozen lots from the estate of noted philanthropist and collector Anne H. Bass realized $313.5m ($363m with fees) compared to …

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Record-Setting Ernie Barnes Painting Steals the Spotlight at Christie’s $831 M. Evening Sales

On Thursday night, Christie’s concluded its marquee May sales week with a blockbuster night of back-to-back auctions. A sale dedicated to Impressionist and modern works from the collection of the late New York philanthropist and socialite Anne Bass was followed by another devoted to 20th-century art. Together, the two sales brought in a staggering $831 …

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