CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 17, 1980
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(Studio) Record art sales in New York in past week announced. Price of van Gogh and Picasso paintings cited.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(NYC) Auction of painting shown. Christie's and Sotheby Parke Bernet auction houses named. Picasso's "Aerobat With Arms Folded" shown. [Susumu YAMAMOTO - expresses pleasure with purchase of painting.] [Sotheby Parke Bernet president John MARION - talks about Picasso painting.] Price for Picasso said soon surpassed by price paid for van Gogh's "Garden of a Poet, in Arles". Auction shown. [Art patron Seymour STEIN - explains why he goes to art auctions.] Total values of paintings sold noted. Names of various artists represented given. [Christie's president David BATHURST - talks about his groundless fears that money would not be available for purchases of art works.]
REPORTER: Liz Trotta
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