NEW YORK — A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side by side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France brought in $66.3 million at auction Tuesday.
“The Allee of Alyscamps” was offered at Sotheby’s impressionist and modern art sale. The autumnal scene was painted in 1888 during a two-month period when van Gogh and Gauguin worked together in Arles, France.
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The painting, which had a presale estimate of more than $40 million, was sold to an Asian private collector, Sotheby’s said. The auction record for a van Gogh, who died in 1890, is $82.5 million. Read more…