1. “The blood-red mirror”. Painter – Gerhard Richter. Cost – $ 1.1 million.
Gerhard Richter is the most famous of contemporary German artists, his work is often called the most controversial and ambiguous, and his paintings are the most expensive among living artists. So, one of them was recently sold at Sotheby’s for 20.8 million dollars!
The picture from our list was sold in November 2008 at the same New York auction for $ 1.3 million. Blood Red Mirror is a mirror in blood-red colors.
2. “The concept of space, waiting.” Artist – Lucio Fontana. Cost – $ 1.5 million.
Lucio Fontana (02/19/1899 – 09/07/1968) is anItalian painter and sculptor which, through his work was trying to transcend boundaries between traditional art forms. Fontana was making holes and slits to help the viewer imagine the space.
He initiated a bandwagon “sliced” pictures. Here is a plain canvas, with the longitudinal slots, which was sold at a London auction for $ 1.5 million.