The royal family of Qatar paid $ 250 million for The Card Players, emblematic work of French painter. Exceeded $ 106 million last record.
While not always publicly disclosed values are disbursed, it is speculated that the creation of the "father of modern painting," as Paul Cézanne is known has exceeded $ 106 million more than the previous record. At that time they would have paid $ 144 million for a performance of Jackson Pollock.
The intention of the buyers is to add to Doha as one of the capitals of art , at the height of New York and Paris. Works similar to the one acquired in 2011 are in the museum MOMA of the American metropolis and d'Orsay in Paris.
The National Museum of Qatar seems to be the fate that will work. In the grounds are already Asian paintings Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko. The authorities' strategy also includes the application for the exemption of the Louvre and the Guggenheim.
The work leaving the heirs to Greek millionaire Yorgos Embiricos, died in 2011, and who began negotiations, but did not end it.
The Cézanne selling actually took place in 2011, and info of the covert selling are now forthcoming out as a slew of V.I.P. collectors, curators, and dealers lead to Qatar for the starting close of asmash that was late on canvas in the Fort of City.
The nation, placed on its own midget jetty off the Arabian Peninsula, is a new destination on the art-world pianoforte journeying: latest exhibitions let an 80-foot-high Richard Missioner and a Louise Commoner backward (her chromatic programme is creeping across the Bida Practice Confection), and in Process it hosts a Global Art Facility that attracts artists, curators, and patrons from museum groups worldwide."
Until now, the maximal inveterate understanding price for a Cezanne was £38.3million for a still period sold in New York in 1999.
Cezanne's art, which mainly focuses on landscapes and still invigoration, is credited with bridging tardily 19th century Impressionism and the Cubism of the 20th century.
The Cezanne is possible to be put on guide in the Qatar Mortal Museum, alongside entirety by Andy Painter,and Score Rothko that have also been bought new.