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Icelandic art auctioned in London

The painting “Pip and Nina” by Icelandic artist Svavar Gudnason was sold for over ISK 8.3 million (USD 132,000, EUR 98,000) in an auction at Christie’s in London yesterday. Collectors are interested in Gudnason’s work because of his relation to the CoBrA Group.

“This is probably the highest price ever fetched by a work by Gudnason,” art dealer Tryggvi Páll Fridriksson told Fréttabladid, adding certain foreign art collectors are interested in Gudnason because of his relation to the CoBrA Group, a European avant-garde movement active from 1949 to 1952.

Another work by Gudnason was sold for ISK 4.8 million (USD 77,000, EUR 57,000) at yesterday’s auction and two paintings by another Icelandic artists, Eiríkur Smith, were also auctioned at Christie’s; each painting was sold for ISK 380,000 (USD 6,100, EUR 4,500).

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