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Paul Gauguin Tahitian Masterpiece Going on Sale at TEFAF Maastricht

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) - "Deux femmes". Signed and dated lower left P. Gauguin 1902. Oil on canvas, 29½ x 25½ inches.

HELVOIRT, NL – One of Paul Gauguin’s last major
works is to be offered for sale by the leading international art dealer
Dickinson for a price in the region of €18 million (US$26 million) at TEFAF
Gauguin created this painting during a final burst of
creativity following his retreat to a remote Pacific island as far away from
civilisation as possible. The 23rd edition of the world’s most influential art
and antiques fair will take place at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and
Congress Centre) in the southern Netherlands from 12 through 21 March 2010.