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Record Prize for paintings by the French painter de Staël

A painting by French painter Nicolas de Staël has been auctioned in Paris for a record price of 20 million euros. The buyer of "Parc des Princes" is a European private collector, says auction house Christie & # 39; s after the auction on Thursday.

2.50 of three meters of 1952 oil painting were previously owned by de Staël's heirs and offered for sale for the first time. It has been shown internationally a dozen times, including in New York, London, Madrid and most recently in Paris Center Pompidou. Christies praised the work, which abstractly depicts a nightly football match at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, as "the culmination of Nicolas de Staël's art as well as a pivotal moment in postwar Western history."

Before the auction, its value was estimated at 1

8 to 25 million euros. The final purchase price of $ 20 million, including fees, is almost twice as high as the previous Nicolas de Staël record: 2018 Christie & # 39; s had auctioned his "Nu debout" work for $ 12.1 million in New York.

The painter was Born in 1914 in St. Petersburg under the name Nikolaï Vladimirowitsch Staël von Holstein. With his aristocratic family he fled the country because of the October Revolution of 1917, in 1938 he settled in Paris. De Staël died in 1955 at the age of 41.

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