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By the way, in 1980, a 9” x 12” version of this same photo, printed in 1930 from a copy negative that Hurrell had made from Ramon Novarro’s vintage 1929 print, came up for auction at Christie’s East, and its sale at $9,000 established the highest price achieved at auction for a portrait by a living photographer. That print is now at the Metropolitan Museum in NY.