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Picasso’s Concubine Boosts Christie’s $289 Million Sale

Paintings by Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris and Rene Magritte helped Christie’s International sell 177 million pounds ($289 million) of Impressionist, modern and Surrealist art yesterday, the highest tally ever for a London auction.

The results represented a 35 percent increase from a year ago. Of the 76 offered lots, 86 percent found buyers, the auction house said.