Painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s “Girls on a bridge” was sold at Sotheby’s auction for $ 54.5 million, according to the website of the auction house. The auction took place on Monday, November 14, in new York.
the Painting, depicting a group of young women on a bridge over a river, is considered one of the key works of the painter. Its estimated value was $ 50 million.
08:04 July 5, 2016
In 2012, the Munch set a record when his “the Scream” sold for 119.9 million dollars — at that time it was the most expensive painting, ever sold at public auction.
At the auction in new York was also presented paintings of the Spaniard Pablo Picasso, the Hungarian Laszlo Mohoy-Nagy and the Frenchman Maurice de Vlaminck. The auction revenue was 157,7 of millions of dollars.
Expressionist Edvard Munch is one of the most famous artists of Norway. After his death in 1944 in the possession of the Oslo withdrew 1.1 thousand paintings, 3 thousands of drawings and 18 thousand prints of his work.