Art Market Watch
Feb. 15, 2006$2.9 MILLION STEICHEN AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK
The big Valentine’s 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 Sotheby’s New York
on the evening of Feb. 14, 2006 (the sale continued on the morning of Feb. 15). One person’s duplicates are another’s priceless treasures -- the sale total was $11,472,000, with all 113 lots finding buyers.