The painting "Lovers" by Marc Chagall sold for a record $ 28.5 million
ARTinvestment.RU   15 ноября 2017

Since 1990 (that's almost 27 years old) most expensive painting by Vitebsk artist, sold at public auction, was the work of "Jubilee", sold for $14.85 million But finally-то, personal record Chagall was broken

As in the painting "Anniversary", "Valentine" became himself Marc Chagall and his beloved wife Bella. The picture was painted in 1928 in Paris and in the same year, was purchased into a private collection where it stayed until today. Iron provenance, freshness to the auction market, the iconic love theme, craftsmanship and impressive size of the canvas (117,3 × 90,5) — here are the factors that have become essential elements of the new record.

Ten minutes the canvas was traded three candidates from Asia and Russia. As a result, the lot estimate of $12-18 million was exceeded twice — total price including Commission of $28 453 000.

the Work of Chagall was the top-лотом evening sale of impressionist and modern Sotheby's. The total proceeds of the auction reached $269 million After "the Lovers" by Chagall in the top-лотах includes works by Claude Monet ($23,37 million) and Pablo Picasso ($21.7 million). The day before Christie's auction of similar subjects brought $480 million — mainly due to the almost record sales van Gogh and record sales of Fernand Leger.

Sources: artdaily.com, artinvestment.ru

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