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[teacherartexchange] Works by Johns and de Kooning Sell for $143.5 Million (New York Times)


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 12 2006 - 09:08:21 PDT

Dear Art Educators,

For those of you who do current events with students..... Also good
for aesthetic issues in art (value of art).

Works by Johns and de Kooning Sell for $143.5 Million

"Feeding art-world anticipation of one of the biggest auction seasons
in history, the entertainment mogul David Geffen has sold in private
transactions two postwar paintings by Jasper Johns and Willem de
Kooning for a total of $143.5 million."

"Mr. Griffin, managing director and chief executive of the
Chicago-based Citadel Investment Group, and his wife, Anne, bought
"False Start," a seminal 1959 work by Mr. Johns, for $80 million. Mr.
Cohen, the founder and manager of SAC Capital Advisors in Stamford,
Conn., purchased de Kooning's "Police Gazette," an abstract 1955
landscape, for $63.5 million."

Article has images of the two painting.

Online subscription to New York Times is free.... it is an easy way to
bring current events to the classroom

Here is Johns' False Start:

Here is de Kooning's Police Gazette:


Judy Decker

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