The auction organized by AraArt auction house and art gallery on Wednesday, December 3 at Casa Capsa in Bucharest ended with an unexpected number of works of art awarded to new owners. The work sold for the highest price (EUR 37,000) was “Vase with carnations”, signed by Stefan Luchian.
The work with the most bidding steps was “Little slum girl” by Nicolae Tonitza, bid in seven steps and awarded for the amount of EUR 2,200. Moreover, Tonitza was the most bid artist of the auction, being awarded all four auctioned works: “Pink tulpan” auctioned in five steps, being awarded for the sum of EUR 30,000, “Lipoveanca” bid in three steps, reaching the sum of EUR 12,000, and the “Sadness” graphics was awarded with the starting price of EUR 800.
Samuel Mützner’s painting “Baratiei’s slum” was awarded EUR 1,000 after three bidding steps. Mützner has also been present at the auction with the work titled “The reading”, awarded for the sum of EUR 4,000.
In the category of highly sought authors there is Ion Tuculescu, whose works (“The Gulf of Balchik” and” Balchik’s Mosque”) were awarded for EUR 1,300 each, alongside Jean Cheller whose winter landscapes (“Snowy slum”, “Snowy street” respectively) were awarded for the sum of EUR 2,600 and EUR 1,700.
The works depicting fairytale landscapes were also notable – “Venice” signed by Nicolae Darascu, awarded EUR 4,000 and “Delta” signed by Constion, awarded EUR 1,500, reads an AraArt release.The religious painting signed by Nicu Grigorescu and realized by him at only 18 years old was awarded for the sum of EUR 6,500.