We’re no strangers to expensive pieces of art here at borro, but even we had to look twice when we found out that a painting by the late Roy Lichtensteinhad sold for £27 millionin New York.
The brilliantly titled ‘I Can See the Whole Room! … and There’s Nobody In It!’ was sold at a Christie’s auction, which saw Leonardo di Caprio as one of the bidders. This proved to be one of those art auctions that fetch big bucks, with Louise Bourgeois’ 1996 bronze spider, fetching $9.8 million (£7 million). Read more
An extremely valuable painting, which has a back story almost as fascinating as the image depicted in it, has turned out to be worth over a quarter of a million pounds.
Litzlberg on the Attersee by Gustav Klimt was painted in 1915 and went through a hectic few decades before it was sold at Sotheby’s impressionist and modern art sale in New York this week.
The painting depicts a lake in western Austria and was originally owned by an Austrian iron magnate before he passed it on to his sister in 1927. Read more