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February 17, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A collection of eight paintings by Gauguin, Cezanne, Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Fantin-Latour and Boudin--described as "one of the finest groups of Impresssionist and Post-Impressionist works ever to be offered for sale"--will be auctioned in New York on May 9 and could fetch more than $50 million, according to John Marion, Sotheby's chairman of auctioneers. The paintings are from the collection of Jaime Ortiz-Patino, heir to a Bolivian tin fortune.
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November 23, 1989 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
"I think everyone who has the means should be interested in collecting," said Sotheby's chairman John L. Marion. Everyone? Is this man greedy or what? As Sotheby's premier auctioneer in New York, Marion has knocked down the world's three most expensive paintings: Vincent van Gogh's "Irises" ($53.9 million), Pablo Picasso's "Yo Picasso" ($47.9 million) and Picasso's "Au Lapin Agile" ($40.7 million).
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November 23, 1989 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
"I think everyone who has the means should be interested in collecting," said Sotheby's chairman John L. Marion. Everyone? Is this man greedy or what? As Sotheby's premier auctioneer in New York, Marion has knocked down the world's three most expensive paintings: Vincent van Gogh's "Irises" ($53.9 million), Pablo Picasso's "Yo Picasso" ($47.9 million) and Picasso's "Au Lapin Agile" ($40.7 million).
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February 17, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A collection of eight paintings by Gauguin, Cezanne, Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Fantin-Latour and Boudin--described as "one of the finest groups of Impresssionist and Post-Impressionist works ever to be offered for sale"--will be auctioned in New York on May 9 and could fetch more than $50 million, according to John Marion, Sotheby's chairman of auctioneers. The paintings are from the collection of Jaime Ortiz-Patino, heir to a Bolivian tin fortune.
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May 10, 2009
I enjoyed Geoff Boucher's article [" 'Lost' and Found," May 3]. Did you know the original Sleestaks were modeled after high school players who went on to the NBA? The USC recruiters arranged it. The most famous was Bill Laimbeer, and he was joined by Dave Greenwood and John Lambert. Marion Via e-mail
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November 14, 2012 | By David Ng
A highly coveted painting by Mark Rothko has sold for $75.1 million at auction in New York. "No. 1 (Royal Red and Blue)," which the artist created in 1954, didn't break a record, but it did command the second highest price ever for a Rothko, according to Sotheby's. The auction house had expected the painting to bring in between $35 million and $50 million. The painting had been in the collection of former Sotheby's president John Marion since 1982, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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November 13, 1990 | Reuters
A velvety red and blue Renoir portrait of a young girl stirring a cup of chocolate sold for $18.1 million at Sotheby's Monday night, but the sale did nothing to revive the otherwise falling art market. Renoir's "La Tasse de Chocolat," the centerpiece of the Henry Ford II Collection, sold to a private Japanese collector in bidding that jumped in fits and starts.
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July 18, 1990 | From United Press International
The art and antiques collection of Greta Garbo, valued in excess of $20 million, will be sold by Sotheby's auction gallery in mid-November, it was announced today. John Marion, president of Sotheby's North America, said the collection reflects the "unique vision, sensitivity to color and sophisticated taste" of the film star, who died in New York on April 15 at the age of 84.
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November 12, 1987 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Times Art Writer
Shattering the record for a painting sold at auction--by more than $10 million--Vincent van Gogh's "Irises" commanded the astonishing price of $53.9 million at Sotheby's auction Wednesday night. The buyer was an unidentified European agent who placed bids by telephone. The lyrical canvas, inspired by a garden at the asylum where the troubled artist spent the last year of his life, was the crown jewel of a $110-million sale of Impressionist and modern paintings.
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