Source Title: nearly 600 million yuan, deal! This painting costs a lot! What does it look like
Sotheby’s held its first online auction this year on the 28th local time. The Renaissance Italian painter Botticelli’s “young man with a round statue” was sold at the highest price, which was more than 90 million US dollars (about 600 million yuan). This work also created the highest price of Sotheby’s western classical works.
&ZWJ; the auction was conducted by telephone and live on the Internet, with auction agencies in London and New York. According to industry media reports, the buyer of the painting, which was finally sold for 92.2 million US dollars (about 590 million yuan), may come from Russia.
“Young man with a round icon” is a tempera painting, which was created between 1470 and 1480. Sandro & middot; Botticelli, its author, is a famous Florentine painter in the Renaissance of the 15th century. His paintings focus on space and perspective. His representative works include spring and the birth of Venus, which are considered as cultural symbols of the Renaissance. It is reported that the last owner of “young man with a round icon” was a late American real estate developer. When he bought the painting in 1982, 40 years ago, he spent about $1.1 million.
Source: CCTV Finance (ID: CCTV SCJ)