Mao Zedong prints sell for nearly $1 mn

April 23rd, 2011 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS  

New York, April 23 (IANS/EFE) A set of 1972 screenprints of Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong sold at a New York auction for $938,500.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) took the Chinese leader as his “muse” in this work composed of 10 images. The prints were purchased directly from the artist and were part of a private collection since then.

The auction included five works by Pablo Picasso, notably one entitled “Grand Vase aux Danseurs”, one of the most important ceramics ever created by the Spanish artist, of which only 25 examples exist. It went to the highest bidder for $236,500.

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