Sale of Swiss-owned Gauguin painting shrouded in secrecy

February 7, 2015 12:15 PM

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Sale of Swiss-owned Gauguin painting shrouded in secrecy

A painting by French post-impressionist Paul Gauguin has reportedly sold for a record-breaking sum, but its erstwhile owner won't reveal the price or buyer.

The oil painting, called "Nafea faa ipoipo?" — Tahitian for "When will you marry?" — and showing two Tahitian women, had belonged to the Swiss family Staehelin for almost 100 years. Earlier this week, Swiss media citing unidentified art world insiders reported that the 1892 painting was bought by Qa...

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