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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: [email protected] 

 

Painting by Romanian Adrian Ghenie sells for GBP 2.9 mln at Sotheby's auction

Adrian Ghenie's Pie Fight Interior sold for GBP 2.85 million at a Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction on October 21.

The work is part of the Pie Fight series, which the artist started in 2008 and returned to again in 2012.

"The works in the series negotiate the atrocities central to twentieth-century European history, and through a sublime fusion of abstraction and figuration, Ghenie confronts the issues of collective memory," according to a Sotheby's catalog note.

At the same auction, Banksy's Show me the Monet, an entirely hand-painted work from early in his career, sold for GBP 7.5 million. It is the second-highest price for a Banksy work at an auction. 

At the same time, Jean Michel Basquiat's Justcome Suit sold for GBP 5.1 million, while Piero Manzoni's Achrome sold for GBP 1.7 million. Two works by Gerhard Richter were also sold at the auction: Abstraktes Bild for GBP 5.1 million, and Arnold, which sold for GBP 1.2 million.

(Photo: J P | Dreamstime.com)

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: [email protected] 

 

Painting by Romanian Adrian Ghenie sells for GBP 2.9 mln at Sotheby's auction

Adrian Ghenie's Pie Fight Interior sold for GBP 2.85 million at a Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction on October 21.

The work is part of the Pie Fight series, which the artist started in 2008 and returned to again in 2012.

"The works in the series negotiate the atrocities central to twentieth-century European history, and through a sublime fusion of abstraction and figuration, Ghenie confronts the issues of collective memory," according to a Sotheby's catalog note.

At the same auction, Banksy's Show me the Monet, an entirely hand-painted work from early in his career, sold for GBP 7.5 million. It is the second-highest price for a Banksy work at an auction. 

At the same time, Jean Michel Basquiat's Justcome Suit sold for GBP 5.1 million, while Piero Manzoni's Achrome sold for GBP 1.7 million. Two works by Gerhard Richter were also sold at the auction: Abstraktes Bild for GBP 5.1 million, and Arnold, which sold for GBP 1.2 million.

(Photo: J P | Dreamstime.com)

[email protected]

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