Print by Japan’s Toshusai Sharaku sold for record price

A rare 18th century Japanese print by Toshusai Sharaku fetched a world record 396,000 euros (589,000 dollars) at a Paris auction Friday.
The colour print by the artist, who worked for a mere 10 months between 1794 and 1795, represents Japanese actor Arashi Ryuzo.
It had originally been estimated at between 50,000 and 60,000 euros (74,400 to 89,400 dollars) by Piasa auctioneers.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2009