Selling England by the pound

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通过金名网( 中介交易

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Today John Constable’s


The Lock, painted in 1824, sold at Christie’s for £22.4 million. In the current art market of silly prices some lucky person got the bargain of their lives. Let
us hope
the picture will be placed google_ad_slot = "8637400688"; in a


museum, where people
might enjoy it, instead of


disappearing into a Swiss
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is google_ad_client = "ca-pub-3967079123942817"; the same price as that commanded by ordinary works by

售价Listing Price:CNY 1280.00

the top price sellers in British painting, Turner and Bacon, both of whom
have sold


work for significantly higher amounts than this. It is the same

price a collector might pay for an

​ off-the-peg Monet one wouldn’t inflict even //--> on an enemy. The

Lock, being one of


the six major works deliberately painted by the artist between 1819 and 1825 for the Royal Academy exhibition in order
to cement
his reputation, presented the last opportunity for a

collector to own one

four by Warhol. The new billionaires, who are not
old fashioned men of discernment and discrimination but those who buy conspicuously
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