The Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery auction house has once again confirmed that it is the leader of the Czech art auction market.
At Sunday's auction of the Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery in the new exhibition space Expo 58 ART in Prague Letná, new world and artist records were broken. One of the auction's highlights was the prized oil Toyen, Je m'aperçois que ma page blanche est devenue verte. The title of the painting was applied to the parte of this important surrealist painter. This seminal work by Toyen went for CZK 28.435.000, making the painting the world auction record for the most expensive Toyen sold in the 1950s and the most expensive Toyen ever sold in the post-war period in the country.
Maxim Kopf's Tahitians and Ota Janecek's oil The Shape from 1962 also sold for a world auction record of CZK 2,359,500 and CZK 1,875,500 respectively.
A smaller format oil, Holiday Portrait by Alfons Mucha, sold for CZK 7,260,000.
Emil Filla's painting, Ballerina with Flowers, from 1947-1948 fetched CZK 8,700,000.
Jan Zrzavy's painting, Via Appia, from 1936 sold for CZK 3.993.000.
Maurice de Vlaminck's painting, La Maison Grise, from 1914 fetched a high price of CZK 6,534,000.
A smaller oil painting by Alois Wachsman, Figure (Standing Naked Woman), from 1930, which was painted at a time when Wachsman was working in the spirit of Picasso's imaginative cubism of the late 1920s, rose to CZK 2,420,000.
An unusual item in the auction was a painting by Vaclav Havel, The White Horse in Space. This memorabilia sold for an incredible CZK 3,025,000.
There was also a successful charity auction of paintings for the benefit of the AutTalk Foundation of Katerina Sokolova, the BeCharity Foundation and the Hagibor social care home.
Over 90 % of the auction items were sold.