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Edward Hopper painting heads to NYC auction

This undated photo provided by Christie's shows a painting of a Cape Cod autumn scene by Edward Hopper.  The large-scale painting  is coming to auction in  New York City and is expected to sell for $8 million to $10 million when it is put up for sale by C
This undated photo provided by Christie's shows a painting of a Cape Cod autumn scene by Edward Hopper. The large-scale painting is coming to auction in New York City and is expected to sell for $8 million to $10 million when it is put up for sale by Christie's on Nov. 28.
Christie's, Associated Press

NEW YORK — A painting of a Cape Cod autumn scene by Edward Hopper is coming to a New York City auction, where it's expected to fetch as much as $12 million.

Christie's says "October on Cape Cod" is one of the last paintings by the American artist to remain in private hands.

It will be offered for sale on Nov. 28, coinciding with a major retrospective of Hopper's work in Paris.

The large-scale painting shows a house and small barn from across a road as it might be observed from a passing vehicle.

Cape Cod figures strongly in Hopper's iconography because he spent nearly every summer there after 1930.

The auction record for a Hopper is $26.8 million for the painting "Hotel Window."

He died in 1967.

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