Hopper’s Chop Suey in record-breaking $92m sale (News)

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File photo of Chop Suey on display at Christie's in Paris in September 2018

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Chop Suey was purchased by Barney Ebsworth for $180,000 in 1973

An iconic portray by famed US artist Edward Hopper has bought at public sale in New York for almost $92m (£70.7m).

The 1929 portray Chop Suey turns into the most costly of Hopper’s work ever purchased at public sale.

It was one in every of 91 fashionable American artwork work put up for public sale by the property of US entrepreneur Barney Ebsworth, who died in April.

Willem de Kooning’s 1955 Lady as Panorama bought on the identical Christie’s public sale for $68.9m.

This set a brand new public sale file for the Dutch-born summary expressionist, surpassing his 1977 Untitled XXV which bought for $66.3m in 2016.

The Ebsworth assortment was described by Christie’s as “representing the rise of American artwork throughout the 20th Century”, with an array of contemporary artwork types from cubism to pure abstraction. The whole assortment was valued at round $350m.

Edward Hopper was famed for his depictions of contemporary American life. He died in 1967. Chop Suey, which Mr Ebsworth purchased for simply $180,000 in 1973, portrays two ladies in dialog at a Chinese language restaurant.

The painter’s beforehand highest promoting work was East Wind Over Weehawken, which bought for $40.4m in 2013.

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