Still life by Van Gogh auctioned for 7.9 million euros in Hong Kong

At an auction in Hong Kong, a painting by Vincent van Gogh has changed hands for almost 7.9 million euros, auction house Sotheby’s reports. It was the first time that a work by Van Gogh was auctioned in Asia. The price was a bit disappointing, though.

The still life of a vase with gladioli came from a private collection. The yield is at the lower end of what was expected. Sotheby’s took into account a maximum price of 11 million euros. The new owner has not been disclosed.

The Dutch artist (1853-1890) made the painting in 1886 shortly after his arrival in Paris. It was the first time in more than twenty years that a flower still life by him from this period was put up for auction. Works by Van Gogh often sell for high prices at auctions. … Read Full Article |

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