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2014-10-07 12:27:37

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A rare, original painting by abstract expressionist master Willem de Kooning and a large glass sculpture by renowned artist Dale Chihuly are among several hundred pieces that will be auctioned on Thurs., Oct. 30 at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal, 10345 N. Scottsdale Rd., in Scottsdale, Arizona. The high-end "Fall Quarterly Auction" features a mix of fine art, rare antiques, jewelry and other collectibles from multiple estates. The...

2014-03-04 12:23:23

PARIS, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Artprice had sensed, and indeed written, during 2013, this was indeed the best year ever recorded in auction history (over $12 billion), and the best sale ever for Christie's in its 247 year-old history - achieved in addition for post-war and contemporary art, with an absolute record for a hammer price: $127 million. This went to a work by the British artist Francis Bacon. 2013 was marked by nearly 15,000 new records for artists, and...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin