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November 23, 1987|DEBORAH CAULFIELD | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Art auctions on both sides of the Atlantic this weekend broke existing sales records in some categories, but brought disappointment in others. A colored glass window by John La Farge fetched $242,000 at a Christie's auction in New York on Saturday, surpassing the previous record for an American glass window by more than $130,000, a spokesman said. The window, finely leaded and plated, was created by La Farge between 1893 and 1908. . . . In Paris on Friday, six world records were broken at France's most prestigious art sale in over a quarter of a century. The private collection of Impressionist works collected over 40 years by French businessman Georges Renand sold for more than $31.5 million, a record in France where high taxes have crippled art sales for a generation. But two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, expected to steal the limelight after the $53.9 million sale of Van Gogh's "Irises" in New York earlier this month, were withdrawn from the sale for tax reasons.

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