Total revenue of the auction house from the sale of paintings exceeded $17.2 million
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Sotheby’s sold on Tuesday in the British capital for £4.3 million ($5.5 million), the painting by Konstantin Makovsky (1839-1915) “the Game of hide and seek”, which was a record price for works by this author. As reported TASS in the auction house, which holds at the moment of bidding, the amount paid for the impressive size of the canvas, which was auctioned by the collector of new York, exceeded the estimated cost of the painting, amounting to £2-£3 million ($2.6 to $3.9 million).
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Another record was set with the sale of paintings by Niko Pirosmani (1862-1918), entitled “a Georgian in lecacy”. Painting with an estimated value of £500-£700 million ($650 – $910 thousand) in the end found a new owner for £2.23 million ($2.8 million), which was the highest price for a work by this author.
Among the completed Tuesday’s top lots also stands out a painting by Nikolai Fechin (1881-1955) sold for £610 million ($780 thousand), and portrait of Leo Tolstoy painter Ilya Repin (1844-1930), the price of which has reached £514 million ($660 thousand).
Total revenue of the auction house from the sale of paintings exceeded £13.4 million ($17.2 million).
Currently, Sotheby’s ongoing auction of decorative and applied art.
Was previously named the most expensive living artist. Painting by David Hockney was sold for a record of 90.3 million dollars.