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Icelandic Contemporary Artists Popular at Christie’s

Artwork by artists Hrafnkell Sigurdsson and Kristján Gudmundsson sold at high prices in an auction at Christie’s in London yesterday. Experts say this could indicate that Icelandic contemporary art is growing in popularity in foreign markets.

Gudmundsson’s art work sold for GPB 10,000 (USD 19,000, EUR 13,000), which according Börkur Arnarson, director of the i8 Gallery in Reykjavík, is considerably higher than what he received for similar art work in the past, Morgunbladid reports.

Sigurdsson’s work sold for GBP 13,700 (USD 27,000, EUR 17,000) and Arnarson said his and Gudmundsson’s success at Christie’s yesterday demonstrates that Icelandic contemporary artists are beginning to earn a reputation in foreign auction markets.

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