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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

 

 

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Painting by Romanian Adrian Ghenie sells for USD 7.4 mln at Christie’s Hong Kong auction

The Charles Darwin at the Age of 75 painting by Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie sold for HKD 57.85 million (around USD 7.4 million) at the 20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale: Worlds In A Hand auction organized by Christie's Hong Kong on December 1, News.ro reported.

The oil on canvas painting, signed and dated 'Ghenie 2014' (on the reverse), has previously been exhibited at the Pace Gallery in London and the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo in Malaga. It was initially estimated at HKD 32-48 million.

"Flickering between abstraction and figuration, Charles Darwin at the Age of 75 pictures a moment that Darwin did not in fact live to see: he passed away at the age of 73, in 1882. Ghenie's painting - as with many of his works - is less a portrait of the man himself than an inquiry into his complex legacy," reads the description on the auction house's website

Born in 1977 in the northern Romania city of Baia Mare, Ghenie graduated from the Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca. His works regularly fetch high sums at international auctions and are part of art collections around the world.

In October this year, The Death of Charles Darwin by Adrian Ghenie sold for HKD 54.92 million (some EUR 6.09 million) at an auction organized by Sotheby's Hong Kong.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Kovalenkov Petr/Dreamstime.com)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

 

 

The Positive Romania section on Romania Insider is proudly sponsored by BRD - Groupe Société Générale

 

BRD

 

 

Painting by Romanian Adrian Ghenie sells for USD 7.4 mln at Christie’s Hong Kong auction

The Charles Darwin at the Age of 75 painting by Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie sold for HKD 57.85 million (around USD 7.4 million) at the 20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale: Worlds In A Hand auction organized by Christie's Hong Kong on December 1, News.ro reported.

The oil on canvas painting, signed and dated 'Ghenie 2014' (on the reverse), has previously been exhibited at the Pace Gallery in London and the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo in Malaga. It was initially estimated at HKD 32-48 million.

"Flickering between abstraction and figuration, Charles Darwin at the Age of 75 pictures a moment that Darwin did not in fact live to see: he passed away at the age of 73, in 1882. Ghenie's painting - as with many of his works - is less a portrait of the man himself than an inquiry into his complex legacy," reads the description on the auction house's website

Born in 1977 in the northern Romania city of Baia Mare, Ghenie graduated from the Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca. His works regularly fetch high sums at international auctions and are part of art collections around the world.

In October this year, The Death of Charles Darwin by Adrian Ghenie sold for HKD 54.92 million (some EUR 6.09 million) at an auction organized by Sotheby's Hong Kong.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Kovalenkov Petr/Dreamstime.com)

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