Two central works by the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh were auctioned today in Ghent, Belgium, and the organizers said that buyers were fairly cost-effective to buy at a price close to the valuation.
Auctioneer Johan Kiggen told AFP that the first painting was a flower drawn in watercolor, with a slightly higher than expected 220,000 euros (about NT$7.5 million).
The Belgian media HLN reported that the second piece of work was a pot of cans drawn from charcoal, which was sold at 140,000 euros (about NT$4.77 million), slightly lower than the original estimate.
Agence France-Presse reported that Keegan said: “Everyone is very happy.” He added that buyers can only bid in person.
“These two works are very good prices for buyers.”
The two buyers who requested anonymity were Belgians who, according to the seller’s request, promised to keep Van Gogh works in the country.
Keegan pointed out that these works have been certified as genuine for many times and are listed in Van Gogh’s work directory.
These 1883 paintings are almost completely different from Van Gogh’s representative works. They are the masters of mental illness, created in Paris before the Impressionist and Post-Impressionists.