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30/03/1987 Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" sells for a record 22.5 million pounds

During an art auction at Christie's auction house, a record-setting amount was paid for van Gogh's Sunflowers. The painting was bought by Yasuo Goto, Japanese insurance magnate, for roughly $40 million. It was 4-times as high as the previous record. It was later speculated that the painting might be an Émile Schuffenecker forgery.

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