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OTA JANECEK (1919 - 1997)


Starting price:
470 000 CZK / 19 183 EUR
Price realized:
470 000 CZK / 19 183 EUR

Auction:Czech Fine Art 19/11/2011, 14:00

Oil on canvas, 181 x 267cm, signed and dated lower right: Janeček 62. The largest work from the cycle Shapes (1961-1963), which XXX relates to Janeček's early Cubist period. Henry Kissinger, the former American secretary of state, was interested in purchasing this work, even going so far as to signing a purchase agreement in the amount of one million Czech crowns, but for unknown reasons, the purchase fell through. The work is from the collection of the artist's family.
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