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Outside Christie’s public exhibition of Jean Prouvé’s Maison Tropicale at the foot of the Queensborough Bridge
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by Brook S. Mason

Prouvé’s Maison Tropicale -- a modernist icon -- sold for $4,968,000 Tuesday evening at Christie's New York. Hotelier Andre Balazs purchased the house, which Christie’s had installed in Long Island City, Queens on the East River. Balazs owns the L.A. Chateau Marmont in L.A., The Mercer in NYC and The Raleigh in Miami.