A French painter and graphic artist, Edgar Degas (1834–1917) was one of the leading members of the Impressionist circle.
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Last month saw the auction of of Degas' ballerina go to auction Sotheby's. Philip Hook, senior director at the auction house spoke about the work's importance. “It is one of the three or four great sculptural images of the last two centuries. You’ve got Rodin’s The Kiss and Rodin’s The Thinker and this is up there with them in terms of importance and recognisability ... it is such a classic.”
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