Included in the sale of works on paper from the collection of London dealer Thomas Gibson, was a rare Henry Moore wartime shelter drawing that sold above estimate for $3.15 million, beating the previous £2.2 million ($3 million) set in London in 2015 for a similar subject.Another Modern British work on paper record tumbled when a sensuous, old masterly Head of a Girl (Edie McNeil) by the bohemian society artist, Augustus John, sold for a double estimate $487,500 to a U.S. bidder. Gibson bought the work for a double estimate record £92,000 ($149,000) in 1997.
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