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The original painting used to make the "world's most popular art print" auctioned for $1.5 million at Bonham's in London on March 20, 2013. The charcoal drawing on a brown canvas is called "Chinese Girl." The artist added a green-blue color to the face and bright yellow to her tunic. It set a record for a work by South African artist Vladimir Tretchikoff (1913-2006). Many considered his work to be "kitsch."

tretchikoff art drawing chinese girl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Bonhams

 

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#1 Adolph Treidlerkovelspricing 2013-03-28 17:03
I have 4 watercolors my mother got while in Bermuda in early 30s. I am in Minneapolis and am having trouble finding anyone to appraise...or an auction.

Any ideas?

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