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Renoir works, personal items fetch $1.3 mn at NY auction

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A collection of over 100 letters, photos, plasters, drawings and personal items that once belonged to Pierre-Auguste Renoir were sold at auction in New York, despite protests from the Impressionist master's great-grandson. 

A drawing and letters from French artist Pierre-August Renoir are on display at Heritage Auctions in New York, September 18, 2013.

Sale organizer Heritage Auctions, which billed it as the largest collection of Renoir memorabilia, said the items earned nearly $1.3 million in total -- far short of the hoped-for $3 million.

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