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Edward Hopper painting establishes auction record

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NEW YORK -- Edward Hopper's East Wind Over Weehawken has sold for $40.5 million -- an auction record for the artist.

The 1934 work depicts a streetscape of the New Jersey city across the Hudson River from New York.

It had been in the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

An anonymous telephone bidder purchased the work at Christie's on Thursday.

The pre-sale estimate was $22 million to $28 million.

The painting captures the melancholy of post-Depression life in America.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 6, 2013 D2

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