£36M for a Max Beckmann painting - Baron Mag

£36M for a Max Beckmann painting

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Max Beckmann, Hölle der Vögel (Birds’ Hell), Oil on canvas, 47 1/4 x 63 1/4 in (1937-38) (£36,005,000 / $45,834,365 / €40,865,675)

Max Beckmann, Hölle der Vögel (Birds’ Hell), Oil on canvas, 47 1/4 x 63 1/4 in (1937-38) (£36,005,000 / $45,834,365 / €40,865,675)

Christie’s has achieved a new auction record for Max Beckmann during its Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in London on June 27, selling the German artist’s “Hölle der Vögel (Birds’ Hell)” 1937-38 to American art dealer Larry Gagosian for £36,005,000 / $45,834,365 / €40,865,675. Beckmann’s “visceral response to the rise of the Nazi regime in his native Germany” also set a new auction record for the highest price realized for an Expressionist work. continues at blouinartinfo.com