02-03-2012, 01:02 PM #1
Qatar buys CÚzanne's "The Card Players" for a quarter of a billion $$
Qatar buys CÚzanne’s The Card Players for more than $250m - the highest price ever paid for work of art
Qatar has purchased a Paul CÚzanne painting, The Card Players, for more than $250 million (ú158.4 million).
The deal, for the post-impressionist masterpiece, sets the highest price ever paid for a work of art.
The sale of the representation of two Aix-en-Provence peasants in a card game more than doubles the current auction record for a work of art.
Yes, '$250 million is a fortune,' fine arts appraiser Victor Wiener told Vanity Fair.
'But you take any art-history course and a 'Card Players' is likely in it. It's a major, major image.'
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