artnet : An Unassuming Chardin Strawberry Painting Fetches a Record-Shattering $26.8 Million at Auction, Shocking Market-Watchers

[ad_1] Bidding battles in Old Masters auctions aren’t exactly unheard of, but they’re not as frequent-nor as explosive-as ones in contemporary art sales. So it was a pleasant surprise this week when a still life of a heap of strawberries set a Paris salesroom ablaze. The work, titled The Basket of Wild Strawberriesand painted by …

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