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Auctioneer Christie's staked out its share of a buoyant art market with a barrage of surrealist works, soon after fierce rival Sotheby's set a London auction sale record. Sotheby's brought in $280.2 million from its Impressionist and Modern paintings sale, led by a brace of museum class Claude Monet landscapes. A few blocks away, Christie's ended its sale with a collection of surrealist works that contributed almost half of the evening's total of $222.8 million, which included its own Impressionist and modern art haul. British art exports reach record high The value of art exports from Britain reached a record high last year as buyers from around the world took advantage of London's thriving art scene and light-touch export regulations, according to a recent study. The study, by Thomson Reuters legal business, said art works worth $11.3
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