Over 200 paintings will go under the hammer in Amsterdam October 22-23. Visnews filmed October?
Over 200 paintings will go under the hammer in Amsterdam October 22-23. Visnews filmed October 16 preview day of the exhibition.
The paintings include those by Picasso, Chagall, Kees van Dongen, Dufy, Lurcet, Modogliani, Redon and Zedkine.
In close up: a 1934 Picasso, a portrait of Mme. Lunia Czekowska by Italian-born Modigliani whose paintings in his days in Paris received little more than tuppence, today are priced like gold nuggets, French painter Maro Chagall's 1939 study of violoncellists and his goueche of Dancer with Fan. Chagall's 1939 study of violoncellists and his goueche of Dancer with Fan.
The viewing come one day after the biggest auction of all time of seven paintings for GBP781,000 in London. U.S. buyers bought six of them.
Attention of world art buyers switched overnight to Amsterdam. Barlier 5000 catalogues of the sale were sent out to collectors and museums through the world.
The collection former belonged to Dutch industrialist P.A. Regnault who died 1954. It consisted of 236 oils, watercolours, goueches and drawings. Last March his heirs decided to put them up for suction - but with twenty exceptions selected by the city's Municipal Museum.
The price for the twenty: GBP200,000 - the price to prevent them from leaving the country.