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Highlights from the Lehman Auction

When Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection in 2008, among its assets was one of the most distinguished corporate collections of modern art in the world.

The collection was auctioned off on Sept. 25, 2010 by Sotheby’s, bringing in a total of $12.3 million.

Among the pieces to be were early works by many of the leading artists from the late 20th and early 21st centuries, including artists such as Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter and Neo Rauch.

Click ahead for selected works from the auction, showing both their estimated sale price and actual one.

Updated Oct. 15, 2010
First posted Sept. 23, 2010

Photo: Getty Images