Last Updated on 11/22/2006 by bidz

Record art prices astonish New York dealers / World / US & Canada
By Deborah Brewster in New York
November 19 2006

“More than $1.3bn in works of art have been sold in the past two weeks during a record New York auction season that has pushed art prices to an all-time high.

Experienced dealers and collectors were astonished by some of the prices paid at auctions held by Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips, which pulled in twice the sum they did last year.”

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