Soutine Art Record Price

Christie's International sold Chaim Soutine's 1923 portrait of an emaciated baker boy to an unidentified buyer for a record 5 million pounds kicking off a week of auctions of Impressionist and Modern works and Contemporary art in London. 'Le Patissier de Cagnes,' - once owned by filmmaker Alexander Korda - was sold by a European collector who bought it in 1962 for 28,000 pounds at a Sotheby's auction in London. It was the highest price ever paid for a painting by Soutine, whose works rarely are sold at auctions. The sale took in a total of 41 million pounds. For the full story - click the title Irish Art