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The Defining Moment | Samuel Valette on André Derain's Arbres à Collioure

Prior to its record-breaking sale at Sotheby's in 2010, Andre Derain's vibrant Arbres à Collioure had been hidden away in a bank vault for decades. Samuel Valette, Vice Chairman, Private Sales Worldwide, describes the thrilling moment he set on this fabled work for the first time.

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