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Rodin sculpture sells for record $20.4 million

Staff writer |
Auguste Rodin’s sculpture “Eternal Springtime” sold for a record $20.4 million in an auction at Sotheby’s New York.

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The piece, created in 1901-1902 from a single block of white marble, had been expected to fetch between $8 million and $12 million.

“Eternal Springtime,” which depicts a pair of young lovers in a passionate embrace, is the first Rodin marble sculpture to reach the auction market in 20 years.

Sotheby’s auction of Impressionist and modern art brought in a total of $144.5 million.

Besides the Rodin, highlights included the sale of Paul Signac’s painting “The Port Houses, Saint-Trope” for $9.3 million

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