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Painter Nicolae Tonitza, leader in the top of the bestselling artists at art auctions in Romania in 2022

Painter Nicolae Tonitza is the leader in the top of the bestselling artists at art auctions in Romania in 2022, with sales amounting to almost 517,000 euros.

Tonitza tops last year’s list of the bestselling artists at auctions in our country, with total sales of 516,542 euros corresponding to 40 auctioned works, according to the specialized website www.tudor-art.com.

Coming second in the same ranking is painter Nicolae Grigorescu, with 8 works signed by him having been sold for the total amount of 469,718 euros, while the next bestseller, the third on the same list, was painter Stefan Caltia, with 58 works, sold for the total amount of 343,145 euros.

The following places in the 2022 list of bestselling artists were taken by Samuel Mutzner, with 37 works sold for a total of 343,142 euros; Ion Tuculescu – with 8 works, sold for 298,545 euros; Stefan Petrascu – with 25 works, sold for 242,845 euros; Felix Aftene – with 36 works sold for 226,938 euros; Corneliu Baba – with 25 works, sold for a total amount of 212,424 euros; Sabin Balasa – with 20 works sold for 208,000 euros and Constantin Piliuta, with 65 works, which were sold for a total of 182,626 euros.

In 2021, the top ten of the bestselling artists at art auctions in Romania was led by Ion Tuculescu – total sales of 776,826 euros for 20 auctioned works. He was followed in the top by Nicolae Tonitza, with sales of 617,127 euros, Adrian Ghenie – 528,250 euros (8 works), Nicolae Grigorescu – 489,114 euros (14 works), Gheorghe Petrascu – 304,988 euros (29 works), Theodor Pallady – 303,568 euros (35 works), Marcel Guguianu – 257,007 euros (94 works), Nicolae Vermont – 248,516 euros (36 works), George Mazilu – 210,700 euros (23 works), Felix Aftene – 176,205 euros (43 works).

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