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Sotheby’s Sells Secret Miró Works for $9.3M

Miro, Sans titre Sotheby's
Estate of Diane Bouchard/Sotheby's Sans titre by Joan Miró

Sotheby's sold three previously unknown paintings after they were discovered in a vault where they had been hidden for more than 50 years

Sotheby’s sold three previously unknown works by Spanish surrealist Joan Miró this week. The paintings were discovered in a vault where they had been hidden for half a century. Miró had given them to Thomas Bouchard and his daughter Diane. Bouchard filmed Miró for his undistributed documentary Around and About Joan Miró.

The work displayed above sold for $1.3 million at the Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale on Thursday, over two times its highest estimate. Another was sold for $8 million Wednesday night. Altogether, the three works sold for a total of $9.3 million.

 

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