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Csontváry Painting Sets Record Starting Price for a Hungarian Work at Auction

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.11.30.

Csontváry’s “Secret Island”, one of only a dozen or so paintings by the Hungarian master that is privately owned, is soon to be auctioned, and the enigmatic work has set a record starting price for a Hungarian painting at auction.

Budapest art trader Virág Judit Gallery has set the starting price for Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka’s (1853-1919) work in the December 19 sale at 160 million forints (EUR 440,000).

The painting dating from 1903 is one of Csontváry’s “most enigmatic” works, art historian Anna Kelen told a press conference on Tuesday.

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Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka was part of the avant-garde movement of the early twentieth century. The Hungarian painter was one of the first to become known in Europe in spite of working mostly in Budapest. He painted his major works between 1903 and 1909 and had some exhibitions in Paris and Western Europe also. He had […]Continue reading

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