The work, which Sotheby's sold about 15 years ago for about $ 3.5 million, was bought by collector Don Bryant, founder of Napa's Bryant Family Vineyard.
fist in the air as the hammer came down with his
"This just knocks me over," he
said of the work, which depicts a cityscape rendered in a style that suggests a blurred photograph, after the sale.
"I just love it ... . I just love art," Bryant, founder and chairman emeritus of St. Louis employee benefits firm the Bryant Group, told Reuters.