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Last night, this Jeff Koons’s sculpture “Balloon Dog (Orange)” fetched $58.4 million at the largest art auction sale ever. The amount set an auction record for a living artist. The event, presented by Christie’s International in New York, featured blue chip works by Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning and Francis Bacon, whose painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sold for $142.4 million, another record setting figure for the highest auction sale ever. Koons’s sculpture of the balloon figure is made of stainless steel with a mirror finish. Between 1994 and 2000, the artist fabricated five unique versions—one each in orange, yellow, blue, magenta and red. The 12-foot high sculpture was sold by collector Peter Brant on behalf of the Brant Foundation Art Study in Greenwich, Connecticut, to raise endowment funds.

Last night, this Jeff Koons’s sculpture “Balloon Dog (Orange)” fetched $58.4 million at the largest art auction sale ever. The amount set an auction record for a living artist. The event, presented by Christie’s International in New York, featured blue chip works by Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning and Francis Bacon, whose painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sold for $142.4 million, another record setting figure for the highest auction sale ever. Koons’s sculpture of the balloon figure is made of stainless steel with a mirror finish. Between 1994 and 2000, the artist fabricated five unique versions—one each in orange, yellow, blue, magenta and red. The 12-foot high sculpture was sold by collector Peter Brant on behalf of the Brant Foundation Art Study in Greenwich, Connecticut, to raise endowment funds.

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Bark contributor Mark Ulriksen has a series of 6 posters created for the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Art on Market Street Program — each of the images highlights a uniquely San Franciscan locale and activity. One shows Fort Funston, a stretch of beach south of the city that is a popular dog-friendly destination. All of the posters can be seen in bus shelters along Market Street, San Francisco’s main thoroughfare, until mid-January 2014.

Bark contributor Mark Ulriksen has a series of 6 posters created for the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Art on Market Street Program — each of the images highlights a uniquely San Franciscan locale and activity. One shows Fort Funston, a stretch of beach south of the city that is a popular dog-friendly destination. All of the posters can be seen in bus shelters along Market Street, San Francisco’s main thoroughfare, until mid-January 2014.

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This untitled, undated photograph is the work of Mike Disfarmer, the legendary studio photographer from Heber Springs, Arkansas. He captured the faces of rural America at a defining time in history as the Great Depression yielded to World War II. He documented small town life in America’s Heartland—farmers, shopkeepers, teachers, and their sons and daughters as they donned uniforms and headed off to war. His reputation and appreciation for his singular vision grew after a large cache of his negatives were found in the 1970s, with subsequent exhibitions and books following.

This untitled, undated photograph is the work of Mike Disfarmer, the legendary studio photographer from Heber Springs, Arkansas. He captured the faces of rural America at a defining time in history as the Great Depression yielded to World War II. He documented small town life in America’s Heartland—farmers, shopkeepers, teachers, and their sons and daughters as they donned uniforms and headed off to war. His reputation and appreciation for his singular vision grew after a large cache of his negatives were found in the 1970s, with subsequent exhibitions and books following.

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