Van Gogh work fetches over $66 million at New York auction

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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.

#AuctionUpdate: Vincent van Gogh’s ‘L’Allée des Alyscamps’ fetches $66.3m, highest price for the artist since 1998 pic.twitter.com/Zxz0BzktCV

— Sotheby’s (@Sothebys) May 5, 2015

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…

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Van Gogh work fetches over $66 million at New York auction

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