NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 21, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Sotheby’s auction of art collection acquired by late German ind. Robert Von Hirsch.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(London, England) Details of bidding at Sotheby’s in London & via phone from Sotheby Parke Bernet in New York City given. Von Hirsch’s background & death in 1977 in Switzerland mentioned. Paintings in collection include one by Tourlouse-Lautrec, street scene by Pablo Picasso & painting by Pierre Renoir, along with others. Purchase of small Durer watercolor by Swiss dealer detailed; film of bidding on watercolor shown. [AUCTIONEER – accepts bids in British pounds; sells picture.] Experts’ underestimation of amount auction would bring noted.
REPORTER: Paul Cunningham
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