Two paintings by Adrian Ghenie were on sale at the Contemporary Art Evening Auction organized by Sotheby’s in London on March 8, but only one of them was sold.
Self-Portrait as Charles Darwin, a painting created in 2011, was auctioned for GBP 3.25 million (some EUR 3.75 million), not much over the estimated price of GBP 2 million – 3 million.
Meanwhile, the second Ghenie painting included in the March 8 auction was not sold. The artwork, named Memories, was estimated at GBP 350,000 – 550,000.
The total sales of the Contemporary Art Evening Auction amounted to over GBP 118 million, with the Eisberg painting by Gerhard Richter being sold for a record of GBP 17.7 million (over EUR 20 million).
On Tuesday, March 7, two paintings signed Adrian Ghenie were sold at Christie’s Post War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London, for a total of USD 2.7 million. The two artworks were The Hunter (Study for Kaiser Wilhelm Institute) and Pie Fight Study.
Ghenie was born in Baia Mare, a city in northern Romania, and has grown to become one of the most appreciated young artists in the world. Last year, he set a new personal record after his painting Nickelodeon sold for USD 9 million at the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction organized by Christie’s in London.
Irina Popescu, [email protected]