Painting by Romanian Adrian Ghenie sells for USD 4.5 mln in Sotheby’s auction

Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie’s Sunflowers painting sold for GBP 3.1 million (USD 4.5 million) in a Sotheby’s auction in London, on Wednesday, February 10.

The young Romanian painter thus doubled his previous record. Eight bidders competed for Ghenie’s van Gogh-inspired flaming Sunflowers, according to Sotheby’s.

In June 2014, Ghenie’s painting The Fake Rothko sold for GBP 1.43 million (USD 2.43 mln).

Adrian Ghenie, 38, was born in Baia Mare, a city in northern Romania. He has graduated from the Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca, and now lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, Berlin, and London.

He is one of the most appreciated artists of his generation.

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