15 May 2008,
Price realised GBP 78,500
GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000
Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863-1944)
Parti fra Akerselven (Scene from Aker River)
oil on board
9½ x 12 5/8 in. (24 x 32 cm.)
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This painting will be included in the forthcoming Edvard Munch catalogue raisonnë being prepared by the Munch-Museum, Olso. Kaare Berntsen AS and Gallery Faurshau.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
A gift from the artist to the grandfather of the present owner, and thence by descent.
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
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