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ONE of Sid­ney Nolan’s clas­sic Ned Kelly se­ries of paint­ings has been sold at auc­tion for close to $ 1 mil­lion. Auc­tion house Sotheby’s said it was de­lighted with the re­sults from its of­fer­ing of 69 lots in Mel­bourne from tra­di­tional, mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary art, which achieved a to­tal sale of $ 4.276 mil­lion this week. The jewel in the sale was Nolan’s paint­ing Ned Kelly: Cross­ing the River, which sold in a tele­phone bid to a pri­vate col­lec­tor for $ 960,000.

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