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Still life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies Painted on June 16-17, 1890. Itís the most significant painting by Van Gogh to appear on the market in decades.  Photographed at Sotheby"s 25/9/14

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Van Gogh’s ‘Still life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ seen here at Sotheby’s in London. It is expected to fetch between $30m – $50m when it goes to auction in New York in November at Sotheby’s Impressionist sale. Read more

Sotheby's, London. Impressionist and Modern And Contemporary Art sales in New York

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Sotheby’s gallery technicians with “Blau”, by Gerhard Richter ($25m-$35m), adjust the canvas in London ahead of impressionist modern and contemporary art sales to be held in New York next month.

An employee poses with artist Rene Magritte's artwork "Le beau monde" at Sotheby's auction house in London...An employee poses with artist Rene Magritte's artwork "Le beau monde" at Sotheby's auction house in London January 29, 2014.  The work is estimated to sell for 6 million GB pounds (9 million U.S. dollars) when auctioned in February at Sotheby's in London. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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Réne Magritte’s Le beau monde is one of the highlights of Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Art Evening Sale on February 5. The art work is estimated to sell for up to £6m. Read more

An Andy Warhol, Chairman Mao and a Red Gerhard Richter are unpacked in the Sothebys warehouse, West London.

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An Andy Warhol, Chairman Mao and a Red Gerhard Richter are unpacked in the Sotheby’s warehouse, West London.

Sotheby's employees hang up the paintings 'A View of the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge', left, and 'A View of the Piazza San Marco looking East towards the Basilica' by Canaletto on display at the auction house in London. The paintings are to be auctioned as a pair in 'Old Master and British Paintings' sale on Dec. 4 with an estimated price of 8 to 12 million pounds (US$12.44 to 18.66 million or 9.3 to 13.94 million euro).

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Sotheby’s employees hang the paintings ‘A View of the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge’, left, and ‘A View of the Piazza San Marco looking East towards the Basilica’ by Canaletto at the auction house in London. The paintings are to be auctioned as a pair in the Old Master and British Paintings sale on December 4, with an estimated price of £8m to £12m.

Sothebys_impressionist and modern art evening sale- Nov 6th 2003...Sothebys Personal moving Picasso's painting "TÍte de Femme" with Andy Warhol's painting "The Accident" in the background

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Sotheby’s staff move Picasso’s painting ‘Tête de femme’ with Andy Warhol’s ‘Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)’ in the background. The Impressionist, modern and contemporary sales start on Monday. Works are expected to fetch a total of more than $1.5bn. Read more

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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Men stroll past a painting by Chinese artist Yue Minjun, entitled Between Men and Animal, during a Sotheby’s auction preview in Hong Kong. The work is estimated at $644,650 to $1,031,440.

L'idee by Rene Margritte goes on show at Sotheby's in London today as part of their Summer Sales Season and os hoped tp fetch  1.8 - 2.5 million when it is sold between now and July. The sales of work worth a total of around  100 million come from a thousand years of western art. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 7, 2013.

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L’idee by Rene Margritte goes on show at Sotheby’s in London as part of their Summer sales season. It is hoped to fetch £1.8m-£2.5m at the June 19 auction