Monday, November 12, 2007

Colored Lollipops, Seven Suckers, set a record of $4.5 million at Christie's

Wayne Thiebaud
Seven Suckers
oil on canvas
19 x 23 in. (48.3 x 58.4 cm.)
Painted in 1970.
Estimate 1,400,000 - 1,800,000 U.S. dollars
SOLD for 4.5 Million

Wayne Thiebaud retired from full-time teaching in 1990. He lives in Northern California and continues to paint.
Thiebaud's brightly colored lollipops, Seven Suckers, set a record of $4.5 million for the artist tonight at a Christie's International auction in New York.
The sale of works from the collection of the late New York dealer Allan Stone tallied $52.4 million, under the $59.7 million high estimate. Of 71 lots offered, just seven didn't sell. [from Bloomberg]

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