Tove Jansson, "Nature morte" , sold for: 70 543 € & Unto Koistinen, "Blue girl", sold for: 51 458 €.
The top lot of the evening was Tove Jansson’s "Nature morte", which after intense bidding more than quadrupled its estimate of 12 000 – 16 000 € and sold for a record price of 70 543 €. Another auction record was set for Unto Koistinen’s “Blue girl” that sold for a fantastic final price of 51 458 €. “Blue Girl” was an especially significant work for the artist himself – he refused to sell it and kept it on his own wall until the end of his life.
The interest in our modern art department exceeded our expectations. The department attracted both Finnish and international bidders and many of the works reached final prices well above their estimates, says Laura Pohjola, Head specialist Finnish modern art.
Other notable art highlights were Victor Westerholm’s beautiful winter landscape that sold for 64 927 €, Ferdinand von Wright’s oil painting that realized 61 742 €, and Ahti Lavonen’s "Yellow square" that sold for 53 762 €.
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