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Hitler Painting Sells for $162K

Watercolor goes for 3 times as much as expected

(Newser) - The work of one of Europe's most infamous onetime struggling artists sold for $162,000 at auction yesterday, nearly three times its expected sales price . The watercolor depicting Munich's old city hall is rather unremarkable but for the "A. Hitler" signature on the bottom left; it's... More »

Young Van Gogh Watercolor Unveiled

Showcases darker tones of earlier work

(Newser) - For the first time in five years, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has added a new piece to its collection—and it looks a little different from your standard Vincent van Gogh. This one is an 1882 watercolor whose tones are much darker than those the artist later adopted.... More »

Cezanne Under Wraps Since 1953 Could Fetch $20M

Rare work was study for artist's Card Players series

(Newser) - A Metropolitan Museum of Art catalog in 2011 listed a 19th-century watercolor Paul Cezanne made as a study for his Card Players series as "whereabouts unknown." No more: The work, which Reuters describes as "rare" and "pristine," was discovered by Christie's as it worked... More »

Calvin and Hobbes Print Sells for $107K

Bill Watterson's watercolor from a calendar sells at Heritage Auctions

(Newser) - Someone's a really big fan of the Calvin and Hobbes strip. A watercolor of the pair napping under a tree fetched $107,550 in a sale by Heritage Auctions this week, reports the Washington Post . The piece was created in the late 1980s by Bill Watterson, author of the... More »

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