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Jenny Saville painting sells for $12.4m at Sotheby’s London, Record for Living Female Artist

Propped” by Jenny Saville sold for £9.5m ($12.5m usd) at Sotheby’s in London last night making her the number one female artist at auction. Painted in 1992 for her degree show at Glasgow School of Art, the Saville previously belonged to Charles Saatchi and was then acquired by legendary collector David Teiger. It was sold last night to benefit Teiger Foundation whose purpose is to support initiatives around Contemporaryart.

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