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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    Last week at Christie's auction of Works from the Collection of Michael Crichton at New York's Rockefeller Center, a new world record was achieved for artist Jasper Johns.

     The work "Flag", one of 31 pieces auctioned at Christie's, came  from the late author Michael Crichton's personal collection and garnered $28,642,500, a world record for the artist.

    In total, Christie's Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art realized over $231 million.

    Earlier in the month, another record was set when a Picasso work from the Brody Collection sold at Christie's  for $106.5 Million - the highest price paid at auction for a single work of  art ever!

    This is exciting news  from our auction house partner, Christie's. Edward Dolman, CEO of Christie’s International, commented, "Great works continue to inspire and serve as a great store of value." The return of confidence in the art market often forecasts a strong market for estate properties as well.  Buyers of great masterworks are typically interested in luxury real estate , and we look forward to helping these clients find new homes for their collections in the coming months.