Kour Pour, the 26-year-old whose detailed paintings depict Persian rugs, drew such a frenzy for his first solo exhibition that his works sold out before the opening last month at New York’s Untitled Gallery.
One of the themes of the film “The Monuments Men,” a Columbia Pictures and Fox 2000 Pictures production, is whether saving a work of art is worth a soldier’s life. This plays out as a team of art professionals goes into Europe in the last months of World War II to locate masses of art looted under Hitler’s orders.
Mexican financier David Martinez Guzman is the seller of a 1966 Francis Bacon portrait estimated at 30 million pounds ($49 million) that’s scheduled to be auctioned next month, said two people with knowledge of the matter.
Elaine P. Wynn, ex-wife of casino mogul Stephen A. Wynn, was the buyer of the Francis Bacon triptych that fetched $142.4 million last year to become the most expensive artwork at auction, according to a person familiar with the matter.