Latvian painting breaks national sale record

  • 2013-11-21
  • From wire reports, RIGA

A Latvian painting has sold for a national record of 66,000 euros (47,000 lats), reports LETA. The 1943 painting called ‘Pasportrets’ (‘Self Portrait’) by Latvian painter Janis Paulukus was sold at the Antonija gallery in Riga.

The price sets a new record for a Latvian painting created after 1940. The gallery’s director Norberts Sarmulis said that it’s the first time that a painting created after 1940 has been sold for such a price.

Sarmulis added that the most expensive Latvian paintings sold are usually ones from before World War II.