Norman Rockwell painting sold for $ 46 million
ARTinvestment.RU   05 декабря 2013

American art at auction Sotheby's December 4 Norman Rockwell painting "Drinking prayer" was sold for a record for the artist $ 46 million
Norman Rockwell Drinking prayer
oil on canvas. 109,2 × 104,1
Sotheby's. 04/12/2013 . Lot 10
Estimate: 15-20 million dollars
Result: 46 million dollars
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Yesterday at auction " American Art »Sotheby's in New York set a record auction price for a work of religious Americans artist Norman Rockwell (Norman Rockwell). His painting " Drinking prayer " was sold for $ 46 million - twice as much as a preliminary assessment of 15-20 million dollars . It is not only the biggest price for Rockwell work at a public auction , but also the highest score ever achieved at specialized auctions of American Art . The previous record for works Rockwell was almost three times less than in 2006 at Sotheby's for the painting " Breaking family ties " was sold for $ 15.4 million .

« Drinking prayer " and six Rockwell works auctioned Sotheby's descendants Kenneth J. Stuart senior (Kenneth J. Stuart, Sr.), an old friend of Rockwell and art editor of The Saturday Evening Post, for which Rockwell painted cover . String works from the collection of Norman Rockwell Stewart brought a total 59.66 million dollars, and almost all the lots thong exceeded estimate. It includes the work of " Gossip " hammer price reached 8.45 million (estimate 6-9 million dollars), and the painting "On the way to church " , bought for 3.24 million dollars ( estimate 3-5 million dollars).

prepared by Mary Onuchina , AI

Sources : press Release Sotheby's

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