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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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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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BONNIE & CLYDE LETTER UP FOR AUCTION

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Boston (AP) – Bonnie and Clyde made it quite clear how they felt about a former
member of their gang in a letter they sent to him as he sat in the Dallas County
Jail.

He was a coward, they wrote, and they should have killed him when they had the
chance.

The four-page letter to Raymond Hamilton was written in April 1934 in Bonnie
Parker’s neat cursive and signed by Clyde Barrow. The auction house’s executive
vice president, Robert Livingston said It could fetch more than $40,000 when it’s
sold next month by Boston-based RR Auction,

Livingston said Wednesday, based on the language, experts think Barrow, who
had poor writing skills, likely dictated the letter to Parker.

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Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and  Clyde Chestnut Barrow a.k.a. Clyde Champion Barrow.

 

 

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REVIEWING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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SANDY KOZEL

       


Mickey Charles (“The Mick”) Mantle  
(October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

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FIRST APPEARANCE ON THIS DAY IN 1962


Fictional superhero The Hulk was created by
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
and was published by
Marvel Comics.  Lee said the Hulk’s creation
was inspired by a combination of Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde
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