Big Money for Alice Neel’s Painting

Artist Alice Neel, worked in relative obscurity most of her adult life. As a resident of Spanish Harlem, she often painted her friends and neighbors. Originally created in the 1940’s, it recently sold for $445,000 at a Christie’s art auction.

But the record-breaking price for the portrait “Roberta Johnson Roensch” does not change the entire market for her work. Full article


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