Adrian Ghenie The Fake Rothko (2010), vândută la Sotheby’s London June 30th Contemporary Art Evening Auction. Image: Courtesy Sotheby’s.
Sincere felicitări pictorului Adrian Ghenie, despre care artnet zice următoarele:
” Yet the most striking result went to Adrian Ghenie. The Romanian painter based in Cluj was already a global hit. The rumor goes that advisers of all stripes were begging at the doors of his Berlin dealer Galerie Judin during the artist’s last show, hoping for a work that for most remained out of reach. Ghenie is collected by the Centre Georges Pompidou; François Pinault is a fan. But today’s sale of his 2010 painting The Fake Rothko for £1,426,000 against a high estimate of £350,000 places him in a different league altogether. The contemporary evening auctions truly concern only about a handful of highly bankable artists—the Warhols, Fontanas, and Richters of this world, those who market commentator Scott Reyburn describes as “investment-grade favorites.” Tonight has proved that Ghenie might well be on the way to becoming one of them. ”