The Latest: Marble Rodin fetches record price at NY auction

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Posted: May 09, 2016 8:52 PM
The Latest: Marble Rodin fetches record price at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Sotheby's sale of impressionist and modern art (all times local):

8:30 p.m.

A rare marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin (ah-GOOST' roh-DAN') has sold for a record $20.4 million at an auction of impressionist and modern art in New York.

Rodin's "Eternal Springtime" was created out of a single block of marble in 1901-1903. Its sale at Sotheby's was a record price for any Rodin sculpture sold at auction. The previous record was "Iris, Messenger of the Gods," a bronze work owned by Sylvester Stallone that sold for $16.6 million in February.

Other highlights among the 62 works offered Monday evening included Paul Signac's (SIN'-yak) "The Port Houses, Saint-Trope." It fetched $10.7 million.

A work created during the short-lived Fauve period also garnered strong bidding. Maurice de Vlaminck's 1905 landscape "Underbrush" sold for $16.4 million.

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12:03 a.m.

A rare marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin (ah-GOOST' roh-DAN') and three French paintings never before at auction are among the highlights of Sotheby's sale of impressionist and modern art.

Paul Signac's (SIN'-yak) "The Port Houses, Saint-Trope" could bring $8 million to $12 million and is among 62 works being offered at the evening sale on Monday.

There also are two major works created during the short-lived Fauve period. Andre Derain's 1906 view of the River Thames, "Red Sails," is estimated to sell at between $15 million and $20 million. Maurice de Vlaminck's 1905 landscape "Underbrush" has a $12 million to $18 million estimate.

Rodin's "Eternal Springtime" was created out of a single block of marble in 1901-1903. It was last auctioned in 1977 and could bring $8 million to $12 million.