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Picasso Painting Fetches Record Price at Auction

An unidentified buyer paid $104.1 million Wednesday for a Pablo Picasso painting sold at Sotheby's in New York -- a record price for a work of art sold at auction. "Boy with a Pipe" was painted in 1905 and dates from Picasso's Rose Period. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and reporter David D'Arcy.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.