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CSONTVÁRY PAINTING SETS RECORD STARTING PRICE FOR A HUNGARIAN WORK AT AUCTION

 

Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka’s “Secret Island”, one of only a dozen or so privately owned paintings by the Hungarian master, is soon to be auctioned, and the enigmatic work has set a record starting price for a Hungarian painting at auction. Budapest art trader Virág Judit Gallery has set the starting price for Csontváry’s (1853-1919) work in the December 19 sale at 160 million forints (EUR 440,000). The painting dating from 1903 is one of Csontváry’s “most enigmatic” works, art historian Anna Kelen told a press conference on Tuesday.