Painting by Hammershøi may set new record

Vilhelm Hammershøi's paintings are in demand across the globe. The auction house hopes to blow up the record from 2017. The Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi

Painting by Hammershøi may set new record

Vilhelm Hammershøi's paintings are in demand across the globe. The auction house hopes to blow up the record from 2017.

The Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi was completely her own, but today a dedicated international crowd of supporters.

He painted in his artistic lives 140-150 interior pictures, and a good 60 of them were from Strandgade in Copenhagen. On the part of the works in the gray and brown tones sits or stands his wife, Ida, often with his back to the.

on Tuesday, 26. november will be another one of Hammershøi's works from the apartment at the Asian Place on the auction, "Interior from Strandgade 30". Here is the Ida by the window with a book in his hand, and on the floor, playing the light coming in from the outside.

the Picture is painted in the year 1900 was valued at 20-30 million dollars.

Auktionsfirmaet Bruun Rasmussen hopes to beat the previous record for Hammershøi images. It is about 36 million dkk (5.3 million u.s. dollars), as a second strand street interiors in 2017 were sold at sotheby's.

Hammershøi's works went in the past for relatively modest prices, but has since the 1980s undergone "an exorbitant price", as Julie Voss, head of department Gorabet at Bruun Rasmussen, says.

the Painting was in the 1960s sold at auction for 9600 dollars.

But what is it about Hammershøi, who seizes the people at home and abroad?

- It is a blend of nordic melancholy and poetry, a color gamut and a light. He is like beyond the regional and national and also appeal to people in Europe, the UNITED states and Japan, " says Julie Voss.

the Assessment indicates that the buyer will be foreign?

- we have enough of an expectation. Also because Hammershøi is represented at the Danish museums with great works from Strandgade 30. Both the national Museum of Art, Ordrupgaard and the David Collection has paintings from this living room, which is some of the finest of Hammershøi, " says Julie Voss.

According to art historian Bente Scavenius has Hammershøi had significant impact on Danish art.

- He represents "the modern breakthrough" - the generation of painters who get their breakthrough in the 1880's - and which is incredibly significant for the history of art through the 20. century.

Is it not sad, that the Danish cultural heritage will disappear abroad?

- It is great that the Danish art now placed in the leading art museums globally. I have nothing against. But of course, I am sorry if it is purchased by a japanese person, who closes it into a bank vault, says Bente Scavenius.

/ritzau/

Date Of Update: 26 November 2019, 08:00

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