Van Gogh’s Canvas Sold For Whopping $81,3 Million

Laboureur dans un champ

Van Gogh’s canvas was the star of  Christie’s auction in New York  which reaped a whopping $479,3 million overall.
The 1889 painting, “Laboureur dans un champ,” fetched $81,3 million, after a four minute bidding war. It had been estimated to bring in $50 million at Christie’s evening sale of Impressionist and modern art in New York.
The work was created during the artist’s one-year stay at the insane asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, according to presentation on Christie’s website.

Laboureur dans un champ

The buyer was Rebecca Wei, president of Christie’s Asia.
The highest price paid for a van Gogh at auction was in 1990 when his Portrait of Dr Gachet went for $82,5 million.

Laboureur dans un champ

Laboureur dans un champ

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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