Hammershøi painting sold for 31.5 million and hit a record

"Interior from Strandgade 30" by Vilhelm Hammershøi is the most expensive painting sold at a us auction ever. Vilhelm Hammershøi's painting "the Interior

Hammershøi painting sold for 31.5 million and hit a record

"Interior from Strandgade 30" by Vilhelm Hammershøi is the most expensive painting sold at a us auction ever.

Vilhelm Hammershøi's painting "the Interior from Strandgade 30" from the 1900's at an auction at the auction house Bruun Rasmussen on Tuesday, has been sold for 31.5 million dollars.

the Painting was valued at 20-30 million dollars. It depicts Vilhelm Hammershøi's wife, Ida Ilsted, in the apartment at Christianshavn in Copenhagen, where the couple lived from 1898 to 1908.

It is the most expensive painting ever sold at an auction in Denmark. The previous record had Norwegian Edvard munch's "La Promenade des Anglais", which in 2006 was sold for 6,9 million dollars.

however, It is not the most expensive Danish painting ever sold on the globe.

The record has a different Hammershøi painting still.

In december 2017, was his painting "Interior with woman at piano, Strandgade 30" from 1901 sold for 39.5 million crowns at an auction at the american-british auction house Sotheby's in New York city.

Bruun Rasmussen hoped to beat this record, but it is not the case. There was applause from the attendees at the auction house when the hammer falls sounded.

Hammershøi's works went in the past for relatively modest prices, but has since the 1980s undergone a big price.

"the Interior from Strandgade 30" was in 1960 sold for 9600 dollars at Bruun Rasmussen.

the Seller of the painting at Tuesday's auction are anonymous and even bought the painting in 1976 in the Art for the unknown price.

Bruun Rasmussen reports that the painting has been sold to a foreign buyer.

the Buyer does not pay the 31.5 million dollars, as the hammer price was. He must also pay a fee to the Bruun Rasmussen.

Of the Bruun Rasmussen web site, it appears to be 30 percent of the auction price, which covers the fee and the vat on buyer's premium.

This is equivalent to an extra cost of approximately 9.5 million dollars, so the total price for the buyer is closer to 40 million.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 26 November 2019, 21:00

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