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Adrian Ghenie continues his successful career as last week he has sold another two paintings entitled The Collector 4 with 2,65 million pounds and Duchamp’s Funeral with 4,3 million pounds. The auction took place on March 6 at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London.
The Collector 4 was created in 2009 and it is a part of a series of 4 which focuses on a collector theme. The painting shows Nazi military leader Hermann Goring on his deathbed. This particular image was created after a photo taken of him after his suicide. Hermann Goring was a Nazi leader who collected over 2,000 stolen artworks.
Duchamp’s Funeral also sold previously in 2014 to a private collector for 1 million pounds. It seems that its value grew and perhaps in a few years it will double again.
Adrian Ghenie is now one of the most important Romanian painters. He has graduated from the Art and Design University in Cluj-Napoca. He has opened two art galleries, one in Cluj-Napoca and one in Berlin. His paintings can be seen at many museums including in Vienna and Los Angeles.