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06/02/2013 Christie's breaks world record price for female artist


Video: Berthe Morisot, Après le déjeuner

Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot became the most expensive female artist at auction when Christie's in London sold her feathery portrait of a young redhead in a straw hat and purple dress for $10.9 million. The 1881 painting, "After Lunch," toppled the record set last year by a $10.7 million Louise Bourgeois sculpture.
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