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Marfa Artist's Painting Nets $25.6 Million at Auction

A piece of art created by an artist with strong Marfa ties netted more than $25 million at auction this week.
NEW YORK -- A piece of art created by an artist with strong Marfa ties netted more than $25 million at auction this week.

It was a new personal record for Christopher Wool, who painted the "Apocalypse Now" piece in 1988.

It features the words "SELL THE HOUSE, SELL THE CAR, SELL THE KIDS" a famous line in Francis Ford Coppola's film "Apocalypse Now."

Wool was a Chinati Foundation artist resident in 2006 and still reportedly maintains a home and work space in Marfa.

The piece was owned and reportedly sold by a former member of the Guggenheim Museum Board of Directors.

It sold for $26.5 million on Tuesday at a Christie's post-war and contemporary art sale in New York.
   
   

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