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Chile, Mexico artists lead Latin American art sale in New York

People look at the "Madre e Hijos" (Mother and Children) by Mexican master Diego Rivera during a preview of Latin American art at Christie's Auction house in New York November 19, 2012. The 1926 painting, expected to fetch $800,000, depicts a barefoot boy standing next to his sister, who is ensconced in their mother's lap. The children show a gravitas beyond their years. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

People look at the "Madre e Hijos" (Mother and Children) by Mexican master Diego Rivera during a preview of Latin American art at Christie's Auction house in New York November 19, 2012. The 1926 painting, expected to fetch $800,000, depicts a...more

People look at the "Madre e Hijos" (Mother and Children) by Mexican master Diego Rivera during a preview of Latin American art at Christie's Auction house in New York November 19, 2012. The 1926 painting, expected to fetch $800,000, depicts a barefoot boy standing next to his sister, who is ensconced in their mother's lap. The children show a gravitas beyond their years. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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People look at the "Madre e Hijos" (Mother and Children) by Mexican master Diego Rivera during a preview of Latin American art at Christie's Auction house in New York November 19, 2012. The 1926 painting, expected to fetch $800,000, depicts a barefoot boy standing next to his sister, who is ensconced in their mother's lap. The children show a gravitas beyond their years. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

People look at the "Madre e Hijos" (Mother and Children) by Mexican master Diego Rivera during a preview of Latin American art at Christie's Auction house in New York November 19, 2012. The 1926 painting, expected to fetch $800,000, depicts a...more

People look at the "Madre e Hijos" (Mother and Children) by Mexican master Diego Rivera during a preview of Latin American art at Christie's Auction house in New York November 19, 2012. The 1926 painting, expected to fetch $800,000, depicts a barefoot boy standing next to his sister, who is ensconced in their mother's lap. The children show a gravitas beyond their years. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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People look at the "Portrait of Linda Christian" by Mexican master Diego Rivera during a preview of Latin American art at Christie's Auction house in New York November 19, 2012. The 1947 painting of Mexican-born actress Linda Christian is expected to fetch at least $250,000. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

People look at the "Portrait of Linda Christian" by Mexican master Diego Rivera during a preview of Latin American art at Christie's Auction house in New York November 19, 2012. The 1947 painting of Mexican-born actress Linda Christian is expected to...more

People look at the "Portrait of Linda Christian" by Mexican master Diego Rivera during a preview of Latin American art at Christie's Auction house in New York November 19, 2012. The 1947 painting of Mexican-born actress Linda Christian is expected to fetch at least $250,000. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A marble sculpture named "Juchiteca sentada" by Mexican master Francisco Zuniga is displayed during a preview of Latin American art at Christie's Auction house in New York November 19, 2012. The 1979 marble sculpture of a local Juchiteca woman sitting or squatting and gazing out into the distance is expected to fetch about $350,000. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A marble sculpture named "Juchiteca sentada" by Mexican master Francisco Zuniga is displayed during a preview of Latin American art at Christie's Auction house in New York November 19, 2012. The 1979 marble sculpture of a local Juchiteca woman...more

A marble sculpture named "Juchiteca sentada" by Mexican master Francisco Zuniga is displayed during a preview of Latin American art at Christie's Auction house in New York November 19, 2012. The 1979 marble sculpture of a local Juchiteca woman sitting or squatting and gazing out into the distance is expected to fetch about $350,000. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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