PARIS • The event on Monday was a prime draw, being the primary public sale in France of a portray by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh in additional than 20 years.
That excessive stage of curiosity paid off for the vendor of a portray by a younger van Gogh when he banked in additional than €7 million (S$10.9 million), the Artcurial public sale home mentioned.
Raccommodeuses de filets dans les dunes (Women Mending Nets In The Fields) dates from 1882 and was purchased by an American collector in a sizzling bidding battle in Paris that boosted the promoting worth far above the estimated worth of between €three million and €5 million
“It’s a world record for a van Gogh landscape, in the Dutch period, sold at auction,” Artcurial mentioned.
“There are no more than two or three auctions of van Gogh works in the world each year,” the public sale home added.
Van Gogh painted the work early in his profession when he was 29 years outdated, reported Agence France-Presse. The art work comes from his realist interval when he zoomed in on poverty, typically portraying peasants in his work.
“We already find all the characteristics of a Vincent painting, especially his treatment of landscape… a remarkable work, a milestone in the artist’s career,” mentioned Mr Bruno Jaubert, affiliate director of recent artwork at Artcurial.
It was the one panorama van Gogh did on the time, painted within the countryside close to The Hague, he added.
The former proprietor was a European collector who lent the work to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam for eight years till 2015.
The final sale at a Paris public sale of a van Gogh portray was within the mid-1990s of his Le Jardin a Auvers (The Garden At Auvers), which went for US$10 million.
Over in Tokyo, one other well-known artist made a collector of his work weep for pleasure.
Weeping Woman, an oil portray by Pablo Picasso, offered for one billion yen (S$12.2 million), setting a Japanese report for a successful bid at a home company’s artwork public sale.
According to iArt Co, which organised the Saturday event, the earlier report was 360 million yen for an oil portray titled Reiko In A Woollen Shawl by Ryusei Kishida, at an artwork public sale in Tokyo in 2000.
The purchaser of Weeping Woman has not been made public, reported the Washington Post.
The portray, in accordance with the Yomiuri Shimbun, was modelled after his lover Dora Maar.
After Picasso died, the art work was inherited by one among his grandchildren. It later modified palms and was owned by a person dwelling in Japan on the time of the Saturday sale.