At the online auction of the auction house Christie's, the painting "Arc de Triomphe" by the Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte was sold for £ 17 million (more than $ 22 million). According to RBC, the estimated cost of the painting did not exceed £ 9.5 million ($ 12 million).
It is noted that there is no man-made arch in the picture, the artist depicted a chestnut and tried to "capture its essence" as "an image of some kind of happiness." According to experts, Magritte was able to convey a special visual similarity.
As NEWS.ru wrote, billionaire Roman Abramovich acquired the painting "The Scream" by Edvard Munch. The canvas cost him $ 120 million. Thus, the painting became the most expensive work of art in the world.