Painting by Styrsky fetches 10.25 million crowns

02-12-2007

A painting by Czech surrealist painter Jindrich Styrsky, Krajina v Oblacich (Landscape in the Clouds) dating from 1925, has been sold in auction for 10.25 million crowns. The price is the highest fetched by a Styrsky work in the Czech Republic. The auction took place at Prague’s Zofin on Sunday, with bidding starting at 7 million crowns. Specialists consider the painting to be among Styrsky’s finest work. Krajina v Oblacich has been exhibited many times in the past, including a show in 1926 in Paris with the artist Toyen.