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Matisse Painting Sells For Record-Breaking $33.6 Mil

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An Henri Matisse painting was auctioned at Christie's for $33.6 million, a record for the artist, during a sale devoted to Impressionist and modern art that struck a confident tone for the art market.

The 1937 oil-on-canvas work "L'Odalisque, Harmonie Bleue," which features one of the artist's favorite models lounging behind a table with a bouquet, was purchased Tuesday night by an unidentified buyer, the auction house announced.

The previous auction record for a Matisse painting was $22 million for "Danseuse dans le fauteuil, sol en damier," a 1942 work, at Sotheby's in London in June.