The painting by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) "Enclosed Field with Ploughmann" (Laboureur dans un champ, 1889) was sold on Monday at an auction in New York for $ 81.3 million.
The estimated cost of the canvas was more than $ 50 million. The painting, which depicts the view from the window of the hospital in France, where Van Gogh was in the last years of his life, was the main prize at the auction of works by contemporary artists and impressionists stored in a private collection. The auction was broadcast live on Christie's website.
The painting "Improvisation with horses" (Improvisation mit Pferden, 1911) was realized for almost $ 12.7 million (at an estimated cost of $ 9-15 million), one of the founders of the abstract art of Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944). The canvas of the French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) "Regatta in Nice" (Les regates de Nice, 1921) valued at $ 12 million went under the hammer for $ 16.6 million.
The work of Marc Chagall (1887-1985) "Vase with flowers" (Vase de fleurs et personnages, 1928) was sold for $ 4.5 million. The canvas of one of the founders of impressionism Claude Monet (1840-1926) "Morning in the Seine" (Matinee sur la Seine, 1897) went for $ 23.4 million (estimated value - $ 15-25 million). Painting by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) "Femme accroupie (Jacqueline), 1954), depicting his wife and muse Jacqueline Rock, sold for $ 36.9 million at an estimated cost of $ 30 million.
In total, the collection, which belonged to the American philanthropist and philanthropist Perry Bass and his wife Nancy Lee, who died a few years ago, included more than 60 works. The total amount generated by the auction was $ 479 million.