Art Market Watch
Feb. 15, 2006$2.9 MILLION STEICHEN AT SOTHEBYíS NEW YORK
The big Valentineís Day news in the New York art world was the Metropolitan Museum
sale of a trove of duplicate early-20th-century photos the museum had acquired from the Gilman Paper Company Collection
at Sothebyís New York
on the evening of Feb. 14, 2006 (the sale continued on the morning of Feb. 15). One personís duplicates are anotherís priceless treasures -- the sale total was $11,472,000, with all 113 lots finding buyers.