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Western Walls Aplenty

By Alana Newhouse

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The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem

News from Sotheby’s London is that the it will auction “The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem,” by German-born Jewish artist Gustav Bauernfeind. The estimate given in the press release is £600,000-800,000. It’s the latest in a line of pictorial depictions of the site to hit the auction block, as Jeannie Rosenfeld reported last month. And, compared to Vasili Vereshchagin’s “Solomon’s Wall” — sold by rival house Christie’s for $3,624,000 — the Bauernfeind looks almost like a steal.

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