>> Fishing Net Menders in the Dunes, one of Van Gogh's early landscape paintings sold on Monday in Paris for $8.27 million.>>
> The first Van Gogh to be auctioned in France for more than 20 years. Painted in 1882, it shows peasant women working on land under a cloudy sky.
It was inspired by the countryside around the Hague in the Netherlands, where Van Gogh spent a short but formative period. Works by Dutch Impressionists only appear on the international market two or three times a year. While this one was hardly cheap, the price comes nowhere near the amount paid last November for Salvator Monty.
>> At 315, a shake of the head, no, Okay.>> It's a fifteenth century portrait of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci and went for a record of $450 million.>> Sold.>> This is due to go on display in a new branch of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi