Auctioneer Markus Krause gestures in front of the painting 'Selbstbildnis gelb-rosa' (self-portrait yellow-rose), 1943 oil on canvas, as it is auctioned in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday. Associated Press
The buyer of Beckmann's "Self-portrait Yellow-Pink” at the Grisebach auction house in the German capital wasn't identified. Bidding started at 13 million euros (about $13.7 million). Factoring in additional costs, the buyer will have to pay out 23.2 million euros (about $24.4 million).
Beckmann was born in Leipzig in 1884. After the Nazis came to power in 1933, he was among the artists whose work was classified as "degenerate art,” and hundreds of his works were seized from German museums.
He emigrated to Amsterdam, where in 1943 he painted the somber self-portrait that was auctioned off on Thursday. Beckmann gave the painting to his wife, Mathilde Kaulbach, who kept it until her death in 1986.
Beckmann moved to the United States in 1947 and died in New York in 1950.
According to German media, the 9.5 million-euro sale last year of a 15th-century bronze sculpture of a Buddhist deity from China had held the art auction record in Germany. That beat the 4.7 million euros for which another Beckmann painting, "The Egyptian,” was sold at Grisebach in 2018.
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The 228.31-carat pear-shaped gem, which was mined and polished in South Africa more than 20 years ago, is the largest white diamond ever to come to auction, said auction house Christie's.
For Muslim women in India who are often abused online, it is an everyday risk, even as they use social media to call out hatred and discrimination against their minority community.
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“This is a ‘90s Calvin Klein dress I think I wore to a premiere or something when I was going out with Brad Pitt,” she said.
The rare two-volume set is a copy from the second edition of the 1764 English language translation of the Quran by English author George Sale.
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