NEW YORK – Call it the triumph of love: Auguste Rodin’s L’Éternel printemps, an exquisite marble rendering of a passionate couple, sold for $20.4 million at the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening sale, setting a new auction record for the French sculptor. Spirited bidding for other masterpieces from the turn of the 20th century – including ravishing works by Vlaminck, Signac and Monet – proved that beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder: it is also a quality prized by today’s leading collectors. Click through for the top 10 results from the sale, which totalled $144.5 million.


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