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Lamplighter by Sándor Bortnyik is sold for over $850,000

Hungarian painter, Sándor Bortnyik's painting titled "Lamplighter" was sold at Kieselbach Gallery & Auction House in Budapest on October 14. The hammer price was 170,000,000 HUF (roughly $853,130)  From the lot description: "The central figure of the rectangle-shaped picture is the monumental lamplighter, lighter in hand. His face and shoulders are turned to the plane of the picture, and he folds his hands in front of him. Behind the figure, but placed in the lower foreground [...]

By | 2008-10-25T01:00:09-07:00 October 24th, 2008|Arts|0 Comments

Second Day of the “Russian Paintings” Auction Event at Sotheby’s

In the second day of the "Russian Painters" event by Sotheby's London auction house, the morning auction did not result in any million dollars sales. The highest hammer price was 325,250 GBP (~$630,627) and was paid for Mihaly Zichy's "Military Group Portrait". It was sold way above the pre-auction estimate of 20,000-30,000 GBP. Zichy is actually a Hungarian painter (born in Hungary in 1827 in the city of Zala ) but in 1847, he [...]

By | 2008-06-10T11:08:26-07:00 June 10th, 2008|Arts|0 Comments
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