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THIS is what a 28 million dollar chair looks like:

THIS is what a 28 million dollar chair looks like:

 

Sold today a Christie's was Yves Saint Laurent's 'Dragons' armchair, circa 1917-1919. Its estimated price was $2,587,711 to $3,881,567, but in the end it went for 25 million more. The chair is just one of the items that belonged to Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge. All told, 733 pieces went on the auction block and brought in an astounding $262 million in the auction's first night. Among the other items sold was a work by Henri Matisse which went for a record-setting $45,264,579. Other artists in Saint Laurent & Berge's collection included Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Cezanne, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Duchamp, Munch,Klimt and Mondrian just to name a few. And who says there's a global economic crisis? To see thumbnails (you are sure to recognize some of the works) and their sales prices, visit Christies.

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