It became known the name of the buyer "Caravaggio from the attic"
ARTinvestment.RU   01 июля 2019

It is not yet officially. The auction refers to the nondisclosure agreement. But the New York Times got the scoop on the channels that multimillion-dollar Caravaggio previously doubts as to the authenticity bought by the American billionaire John. Tomilson Hill

This is a continuation resonant stories from last week, when the controversial Caravaggio was sold before the auction, the secret buyer almost $150 000 000.


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John. Tomilson hill - mystery shopper Caravaggio from the attic. Specialist for the alternative investment from Blackstone. Photo

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it is believed that everything in the world has survived 65 paintings by Caravaggio. "Judith and Holofernes" may be 66-й. But it appeared strange and implausible. The painting was found in the attic in 2014. With attribution to Caravaggio was not shared by all experts. When the work was exhibited in the Milan Pinacoteca di Brera, one of the critics, members of the Board of the Museum, in protest resigned.

Buyer — 70-летний billionaire. In the past, the hill was Chairman of the Blackstone Group — investment group, founded by former executives of Lehman Brothers. One of the areas of responsibility were alternative investments, that is, in art too. John. Tomilson hill — "multiple machine" collector. He collects not only old masters but also modern art. In particular, this year he held an exhibition of Christopher wool in his own Museum Hill Art Foundation. The collector lives in Manhattan. Hill —-known people in the cultural sphere, serves on the boards of theatres and museums (including the Metropolitan). There is an assumption that it is a positive opinion of the specialists of "underground" inspired him to go on high risk. Why? It is known that hill has connections in the Museum environment and experience the provision of his paintings in the Museum exhibition. I suppose that the next few years, "Caravaggio from the attic" will travel for exhibitions. Of course, if the organizers will not be so obstinate, as the art historian from Milan Pinakothek Brera. Well, after the painting has accumulated an impressive Museum-выставочную history, you can re-put up for auction, for example.


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