In the US, the picture of Malevich sold for a record 86 million dollars
Pre – “Suprematist composition” was estimated by experts in $ 70 million.
At auction auction house Christie’s in new York a painting by a famous avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich, called “Suprematist composition” sold for 86 million dollars. This is a record price for the artist’s work, according to the website of the auction house.
Previously artwork was estimated by experts in $ 70 million. The picture was painted by Kazimir Malevich in January 1916, shortly after the first exhibition of works under the General title “Suprematism”.
Suprematist composition (1916) Kasimir Malevich. Photo: wikipedia.org
The name of the new owner of the painting is not called.
Overall revenue at Christie’s auction totaled nearly 416 million dollars. The auction was attended by clients from 35 countries.
By the WAY:
The most expensive piece of art in world history was the ancient painting “the Saviour of the world” Leonardo da Vinci. In November 2017, at Christie’s, the painting was sold for $ 450 million. She is now exhibited in the Louvre in Abu Dhabi.
For the first time, the painting was sold in 1958 at auction in London for US $ 60, as it was considered the work of one of the followers of Da Vinci. In 2005, the painting reappeared on the market and aroused great interest as the “lost Leonardo”.
In 2013, the businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev, who is one of the twenty richest people in Russia, privately acquired the painting from a Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier for 127,5 million dollars.
Sotheby’s sold his most expensive painting – a canvas by Modigliani
“Reclining Nude (on the left)” Amedeo Modigliani became the most expensive painting sold to an American auction house Sotheby’s. The painting, written by an Italian artist in 1917, was sold for 157.2 million dollars.