Baba’s ‘Canal Grande’ is best-selling painting at Artmark Post-modernism and Contemporary auction


The Post-modernism and Contemporary auction organized by auction house Artmark in the Romanian capital Tuesday evening had overall sales of 197,350 euros, with the best-seller being Corneliu Baba’s painting ‘Canal Grande’, that sold off for 18,000 euros, Agerpres informs. Some of the works having sold off for high amounts included ‘Prapor’ (Flag) by Georgeta Naparus, which got 12,000 euros, ‘Still Nature with Books, Pink Flowers and Pear’ by Alexandru Ciucurencu, for 10,000 euros, ‘Daydreaming’ by Sabin Balasa for 9,000 euros, ‘Mandala Town’ by Horia Damian for 7,000 euros, ‘Fears’ by Corneliu Baba for 5,000 euros. The session’s best-ranked painting – Ion Tuculescu’s ‘Sunflower’ – put at between 60,000 and 80,000 euros failed to sell. A sculpture by Paul Neagu representing the model of the ‘Cross of the Century’ monument located near Charles de Gaulle Square in northern Bucharest, estimated at 15,000 – 20,000 euros did not find a buyer either. The works put up for auction on Tuesday were 69 percent sold off, as over 120 works of recent art were put to sale. Also on Tuesday, Artmark put an auction of Collection Watches that had 44,975 euros in overall sales, with 46 percent selling-off rate. The best-selling pieces of the 74 put to auction included a men’s gold Patek Philippe 2509 watch, Calatrava model, that sold off for 6,000 euros, a men’s gold Patek Geneve pocket watch made in 1840, deemed a collection piece for 5,000 euros and a men’s gold limited-edition Pequignet watch for 4,750 euros.

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