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  • Vilhelm Hammershoi interiors auction set for London
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    Paul Fraser
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Vilhelm Hammershoi interiors auction set for London

A pair of signature interiors by Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916) are to auction at Sotheby's London on May 23.

The sombre 1901 work, Ida in an Interior with Piano, and 1909's Interior with Stove are valued at £1.5m ($2.3m) and £1m ($1.5m), respectively.  

Hammershoi paintings to auction
Hammershoi’s haunting Interior with Stove (1909) and Ida in Interior with Piano (1901) are to auction at Sotheby’s London

Sotheby's Nina Wedell-Wedellsborg comments: "It has been fascinating to track the growing recognition achieved by Vilhelm Hammershoi in recent years.

"Hammershoi has finally, and deservedly, attained a status equal to the leading artists of his era."

June 2012 saw Hammershoi's Ida Reading a Letter sell for $2.7m at Sotheby's - a record breaking sum for the artist's work at auction as well as a new world record price achieved by any Danish work of art at auction.

The sense of seclusion and introspection present in Hammershoi's works is central to turn of the century symbolism, of which Hammershoi is now regarded as a leading exponent.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
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