Friday, November 30, 2007
Russian Art Auctions In London And No Price Tag
Lot 12. Peter Konchalovsky, Malvy
SOLD For 1,036,000 pounds, a world record
The top lot was Petr Konchalovsky's ``Malvy'' (1921), a floral still life (above) that sold for 1 million pounds, more than twice its top estimate and a record for the artist at auction, at the MacDougall Arts Ltd., a London auction house specializing in Russian art.
Sellers: All 454 lots, most of which came from American and European collections.
Buyers: 90 percent of the buyers were born in the former Soviet Union, and half are Moscow-based.
What about this contemporary floral? no price tag.