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Kirk Douglas Collection Sold: “Chasse Croise,” a painting of fantastic personages by Jean Dubuffet, sold for $2 million and ran away with an auction of 17 works from the collection of Kirk and Anne Douglas on Wednesday at Christie’s New York. The couple put a total of 52 works on the block this month to raise funds for a collection of contemporary art. The Dubuffet and Bernard Buffet’s “Fleur de Lis,” which brought $385,000, were the only items that exceeded expectations. Eight pieces failed to sell and four fetched less than their low estimates. Among the sales were a painting of a white horse and Mexican rider by Marc Chagall ($660,000) and a Georges Braque still life ($638,000).


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