Béla Kádár’s painting Concertina, acquired from a private collection in the US, will be auctioned along with some 200 other pieces at the Judit Virág Gallery’s auction on October 20, the organisers said. At the auction in the Budapest Conference Centre, works of Armand Schönberger, Béla Czóbel, Hugó Scheiber, Lajos Gulácsy, József Rippl-Rónai, Róbert Berény and László Paál will be under the hammer, the organisers said.
Kádár, who was an acclaimed painter in Germany and the US in the 1920s, took Concertina to the US where it was shown in New York, Philadelphia, San Diego and Phoenix. It was bought by a private collector in the 1970s and will now be brought back to Hungary “after extensive preparations”, the gallery said. Other works up for auction include Kádár’s Composition (Girls with still-life), Scheiber’s Sturm Ball, Schönberger’s Absinthe drinkers and others.