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
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