Thursday, 25 November 2010

Sorolla Update

The two Sorolla paintings I posted recently (CLICK) were the top-selling lots at Sotheby’s London auction of 19th Century European Paintings. El Pescador went for over £3m and Niños en la playa fetched £1.9m. This beautiful painting by Hermann Corrodi - The Galata Bridge, Constantinople - went under the hammer for a mere £187,250. I wonder where they'll all end up: private vaults or art galleries where the public can view them. World treasures like this really shouldn't be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.


At 1/12/10, OpenID pritislandscapes said...

Painting is by nature a luminous language.

At 1/12/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I agree. When it needs a long-winded explanation, the artist has failed.


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