Csontvary painting sets record starting price for a Hungarian work at auction

Csontvary'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.
30. November 2021 18:05

Budapest art trader Virag Judit Gallery has set the starting price for Tivadar Csontvary 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 Csontvary’s “most enigmatic” works, art historian Anna Kelen told a press conference on Tuesday

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