Snap report: The top sellers of the August auctions

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A self-portrait blitzed the sales and – with high records for eight artists and fewer pass-ins – the market is looking more buoyant and bold than ever.

Leading the autumn auction season was Deutscher and Hackett's sale of a Jeffrey Smart self-portrait (detail), which sold under the hammer for over $1.2m. Image: courtesy Deutscher and Hackett

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