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"The Bridge at Boca (Puente en La Boca), 1924" by Argentinian artist Benito Quinquela Martin, estimated at $300,000 to $400,000, during a preview of the Latin American sale at Christie's in Manhattan. (May 28, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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"The Bridge at Boca (Puente en La Boca), 1924" by Argentinian artist Benito Quinquela Martin, estimated at $300,000 to $400,000, during a preview of the Latin American sale at Christie's in Manhattan. (May 28, 2013)

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"L'eau solide" by Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam, estimated at $400,000 to $600,000, during a preview of the Latin American sale at Christie's in Manhattan. (May 28, 2013)

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"Arrullo" a marble sculpture by Costa Rican artist Jorge Jimenez Deredia, estimated at $50,000 to $70,000, during a preview of the Latin American sale on May 28, 2013 at Christie's in Manhattan. (May 28, 2013)

Virgillo Garza (R), Specialist Head of the Latin
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Virgillo Garza (R), Specialist Head of the Latin American Painting Department at Christie's, talks about an untitled copper and iron sculpture (R) by Brazilian artist Jose Resende, estimated at $25,000 to $30,000, and "Bola I (Sol)" (L) by Brazilian artist Leda Catunda, estimated at $12,000 to $18,000, during a preview of the Latin American sale at Christie's in Manhattan. (May 28, 2013)

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Virgillo Garza (R), Specialist Head of the Latin American Painting Department at Christie's, talks during a television interview about "El prisionero de la luz, 1941" (L) by Chilean artist Matta, estimate USD $2.5 million to 3.5 million, during a preview of the Latin American sale at Christie's in Manhattan. (May 28, 2013)

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"Mujeres con frutas" by Mexican artist Alfredo Ramos Martinez, estimated at $1 million to $1.5 million, is seen during a preview of the Latin American sale at Christie's in Manhattan. (May 28, 2013)

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"Madria Tiri" by Cuban artist Cundo Bermudez, painted in 2004-05, estimated at $150,000 to $200,000, during a preview of the Latin American sale at Christie's in in Manhattan. (May 28, 2013)

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This image provided by Christie's auction house shows the painting "Blackwell's Island" by Edward Hopper. Painted in 1928, it has been exhibited in major museums, including Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art as well as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. (May 26, 2013)

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Stheby's employees pose with Gerhard Richter's 1968 oil on canvas painting 'Domplatz, Mailand' in London. The piece, considered an outstanding example of Richter's 1960s photo-painting technique, depicts a shopping center facing Milan's cathedral. It sold for $37 million at Sotheby's in New York. (April 12, 2013)

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This undated image provided by Sotheby's shows "Marionettes," a rare painting by American artist John Singer Sargent. Painted in 1903, "Marionettes" could bring between $5 million and $7 million at Sotheby's May 22 sale in New York. (May 13, 2013)

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"Trois femmes a la table rouge" by Fernand Leger, a painting owned by U.S. singer Madonna, is on display during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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This undated photo provided by Sotheby's in New York shows a page from the Mishneh Torah which has been jointly purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows the 1950 Nobel Prize medal awarded to William Faulkner and a draft of his acceptance speech for his Nobel Prize for Literature.

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A portrait of U.S. actor Leonardo DiCaprio by artist Elizabeth Peyton is being set up by a Christie's employee ahead of an auction for the 11th Hour charity auction in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Le petit pâtissier" by Chaim Soutine is hung by a Christie's employee during a preview of Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

The Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War
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The Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary evening sales press preview at Christie's Private Gallery in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary evening sales press preview at Christie's Private Gallery In Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Woman with flowered hat" by Roy Lichtenstein is on display during a preview of Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Dustheads" by Jean-Michel Basquiat is on display during a preview of Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Argenteuil, fin d'après-midi" by Claude Monet is on display during a preview of Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Selbstbildnis mit Modell (Fragment)" by Egon Schiele is on display during a preview of Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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A man looks over the painting 'Abstraktes Bild, Dunkel' by German artist Gerhard Richter during a preview of a post-war and contemporary art auction at Christie's in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Femme assise en costume rouge sur fond bleu" by Pablo Picasso is on display during a preview of Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Les Pommes" by Paul Cezanne is on display during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Ours Blanc" by Fancois Pompon is on display during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Study for Portrait of P.L." by Francis Bacon is on display during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Domplatz, Mainland" by Gerhard Richter is on display during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Onement VI" by Barnett Newman is on display during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Eloge de la melancolie" by Paul Delvaux is on display during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sales In Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"L'Amazone" by Amedeo Modigliani is on display during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Buste d'homme" by Pablo Picasso is on display during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Sylvette" by Pablo Picasso is on display during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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"Le Penseur" by Auguste Rodin is on display during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in Manhattan. (May 3, 2013)

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