CARACAS, Venezuela - President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez is on a mission to raise money for his socialist party. Chavez painting called The Yare Moon has been auctioned for $255,000 who bought by three Venezuelan businessmen. The Yare Moon is painted 16 years ago while serving a two-year sentence in the Yare prison following a failed coup attempt to topple Venezuela's government.
The painting The Yare Moon ultimately get more cash than works by some of Venezuela's top artists. 40 people joined the bidding, which opened around US$14,000.
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