Leica camera of former LIFE photographer auctioned off for $2.19 million in Austria

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(source: The Vancouver Sun) VIENNA – An Austrian photo gallery says a camera used by a photographer who documented the life of artist Pablo Picasso has sold for a world record price of €1.68 million ($2.19 million).

The Westlicht gallery says the Leica m3d belonged to David Douglas Duncan. The 96-year-old former photographer for LIFE magazine was a close friend of Picasso and published hundreds of exclusive photos of him. Read more.

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