In a private sale, a painting by Cezanne may have fetched the highest price every paid for a work of art. Before his death earlier this year, the late Greek shipping magnate George Embiricos sold Cezanne’s “The Card Players” (1892-93) to an anonymous buyer. The insider newsletter Bairfaxt suggested the price was a staggering $250m, but the Financial Times has reported that the price might have been even higher.
The Cezanne is the last of five paintings Cezanne made depicting Provencal peasants in a card game.
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