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PAINTING SELLS FOR A ‘STACK’ OF MONEY!

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NEW YORK (AP) –  A 1891 painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed "Grainstack"
series fetched $81.4 million at Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and
modern art.

Wednesday evening’s sale set a new auction record for the artist. The previous 
auction record for a Monet was $80.4 million set in 2008.

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Oscar-Claude Monet   
(November 14, 1840 – December 5, 1926)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS STORIES

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COMIC STRIP DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1970

Doonesbury began as a continuation of Bull Tales, which appeared in the Yale
University
student newspaper, the Yale Daily News, from 1968 to 1970. It focused
on local campus events at Yale. It became a daily strip in twenty-eight newspapers
and was the first strip from Universal Press Syndicate. A Sunday strip began on
March 21, 1971. The strip became known for its social and political commentary
and is one of the longest running comic strips of all time.

Doonesbury is written and penciled by Garry Trudeau, then inked and lettered
by an assistant:Don Carlton then Todd Pound. Sunday strips are colored in by
George Corsillo.

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Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau turned 68 in July.

 

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COVERED BY TIME ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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        Cover painting by Gerald Scarfe.

 

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Artist Gerald Anthony Scarfe turned 80 in June.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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