Offbeat Van Gogh's Insane Asylum View Sells for $81.3 Million at Auction

12:51  14 november  2017
12:51  14 november  2017 Source:   Bloomberg

Rare Jackie Robinson jersey sold for $2.05 million at auction

  Rare Jackie Robinson jersey sold for $2.05 million at auction A rare jersey from Jackie Robinson’s historic rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers 70 years ago has sold for $2.05 million at auction. The jersey, part of a Heroes of Sports offering by Heritage Auctions, was accompanied by a letter from Robinson’s widow, Rachel, saying it is the one brought home by the Hall of Famer at the end of the 1947 season, when he became the first black player in the majors and earned Rookie of the Year honours. The sale price set a record for a jersey from the post-World War II era, easily topping the $573,600 for a 1955 Sandy Koufax rookie jersey with the Dodgers.

A canvas by Vincent van Gogh fetched $ 81 . 3 million in an auction at Christie’ s Monday. The work was created during the artist’ s one-year stay at the insane asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, according to presentation on Christie’ s website.

A canvas by Vincent van Gogh fetched $ 81 . 3 million in an auction at Christie’ s Monday. The work was created during the artist’ s one-year stay at the insane asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, according to presentation on Christie’ s website.

People enter Christie's in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009.: Van Gogh's Insane Asylum View Sells for $81.3 Million at Auction© Bloomberg/Bloomberg Van Gogh's Insane Asylum View Sells for $81.3 Million at Auction (Bloomberg) -- A canvas by Vincent van Gogh fetched $81.3 million in an auction at Christie’s Monday.

Van Gogh’s 1889 landscape, “Laboureur dans un champ”

The 1889 painting, “Laboureur dans un champ,” was sold by the estate of billionaire couple Nancy Lee Bass and Perry R. Bass. It had been estimated to bring in $50 million at Christie’s evening sale of Impressionist and modern art in New York. The buyer was Rebecca Wei, president of Christie’s Asia, on behalf of a client.

The work was created during the artist’s one-year stay at the insane asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, according to presentation on Christie’s website. The auction record for Van Gogh was set in 1990 with the $82.5 million sale of “Portrait du Dr. Gachet,” according to the Artnet database of auction prices.

Lawren Harris work sells for $3 million

  Lawren Harris work sells for $3 million A painting by Group of Seven founding member Lawren Harris sold for just over $3 million Wednesday night, in line with presale expectations. The 1925 oil canvas "Mountains East of Maligne Lake" had a pre-sale estimate of $2.5 million to $3.5 million, according to the Heffel Fine Art Auction House, and sold for $3,001,250.

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"Laboureur dans un champ," painted by the tortured Dutch genius from the window of a French asylum where he had committed himself sold to a buyer on the telephone after a frenzied four-minute bidding war having been valued at million .

Earlier during the Monday sale, Fernand Leger’s 1913 Cubist composition, “Contraste de formes,” fetched $70.1 million, an auction record for the French artist whose previous high was $39.2 million, according to Artnet. Prices include an auction house commission; estimates don’t.

Aaron Hernandez' house sells to real estate investor for $1M .
Aaron Hernandez’s home has been sold for $1 million, about $300,000 lower than the asking price. The Boston Herald reports that the 7,100-square-foot mansion in North Attleborough was sold to 23-year-old real estate investor Arif Khan.Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player, was serving a life sentence for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd when he hanged himself in prison in April days after his acquittal in a double slaying.Khan says the home is in pretty bad shape and needs about $150,000 in renovations. He says he does not get a creepy vibe in the house.

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