Magritte Painting Fetches $79 Million, Capping Sotheby’s London Sales

[ad_1] Rene Magritte’s Surrealist Masterpiece The Empire of Lights sold for a record £59.4 million (US$79.8 million) at a Sotheby’s sale on Wednesday, achieving a world auction record for the artist. The 1961 painting, with a paradoxical image of darkened home lit from within yet under a bright blue sky of floating clouds, was sought …

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