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Christie's ends run of auctions with solid bids

BIG-TICKET WORK: Roy Lichtenstein's Nurse (left) is seen at Christie's New York on Nov 9. The painting was sold for US$95.4 million.

New York

TIME was when impressionist and modern works were the big news of the auction season, the ultimate trophy art. But as the Christie's sale on Thursday night attests, those stars have dimmed in the eyes of many of the world's major collectors.

Coming at the end of a two-week