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Judge Okays Sale of Portugal’s $50 M. Miró Cache

'Women and birds' (1968), a piece from the collection estimated to sell for as much as $11 million. COURTESY WIKIART

Women and birds (1968), a piece from the collection estimated to sell for as much as $11 million.

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A judge in Portugal has ruled that the Portuguese government may sell a cache of 85 works by Joan Miró, Le Monde reports.

The works fell under government custody with the nationalization of BPN bank in 2008. The sale was initially stymied by their classification as objects of “cultural heritage,” though this latest ruling overturns that hurdle. Christie’s has estimated the collection is worth around $49.8 million all together.

Read more at Le Monde. Thanks to Artnet for pointing us to the story.

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