A Wassily Kandinsky painting was auctioned for $44.9 million

Murnau with Kirche IIwhat was it made in 1910 by Wassily Kandinskybelonged to Juana Margaret Stern and Siegbert Samuel Stern, both were German Jewish art collectors. In 1935, Siegbert failed due to natural causes. Johanna escapes from Nazi Germany, taking refuge in Amsterdam, where part of her collection was sold. Finally, when the Nazis occupied the Netherlands, he was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp and died in 1944.

Last year, the painting had been returned to the descendants of the collectors by the van abbemuseum from Eindhoven. The work of the Russian artist Kandinsky marked a record price, since it was auctioned for the sum of 44.9 million dollars. The sale was held Wednesday night at the auction house Sotheby’slocated in the city of London.

The painting was sold for $45 million at Sotheby’s auction house.

The work represents a Bavarian village of Murnau through bright colours. The painting shows the first inclinations of the Russian artist towards abstraction. According to Sotheby’s, the auction money will be distributed to the 13 heirs to the Stern family and in addition, it will finance other investigations about the parade of the family art collection in the future.

The money from the sale will be distributed among the 13 heirs of the Stern family. It will also help pay for an investigation into the family collection parade.

In 2013, 139 works were developed that were looted by the Nazis. Some of the paintings were made by renowned artists such as Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, and Paul Klee. In 2021, the Amsterdam city council handed over to the original heirs of the Jewish family, the work the Painting with Houses.


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