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|Archive reference number||NG24/1985/8|
Art Market: sale of the Spencer Collection, resignation of the chairman of Christie’s regarding controversy with the results of a New York auction in 1981, investigation into auction rings by the Department of Trade, sale of the Chatsworth Collection, Contemporary Art Society market, opening of the Picasso Museum in Paris, death of art historian Sir Ellis Waterhouse, death of former director of the British Museum Lord Wolfenden, death of former chairman of Christie’s Ivan Oswald Chance
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