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Most Expensive Artworks Auctioned in Hungary in 2023

Jan 17, 2024

As an integral part of the international art market, the auction market for Hungarian artists shows similar dynamics: the market boomed in 2021, then started to slow down this year after strong results in 2022. The Hungarian contemporary art market, like the global art market, is showing a growing interest in works by female artists […]

A Lajos Tihanyi Masterpiece Sold for HUF 130 million

Dec 17, 2023

The work of Lajos Tihanyi, which has not been seen for 100 years, was bought for HUF 130 million and a painting by Lajos Gulácsy for HUF 140 million at the winter auction of the Judit Virág Gallery, the gallery's communications agency told MTI on Sunday. According to the statement, one of the most anticipated […]

Fine Art Hungary – Artwork of the Year 2023

Apr 9, 2023

This year, it is for the second time that the ‘Fine Art Hungary – The Artwork of the Year’ is to start: in 2023, even more works of art will be available on, with the artifact of the year selected from among over 200 items. An important element of the initiative is that you […]

New Rippl-Rónai Lifetime Achievement Record Set

Dec 19, 2022

József Rippl-Rónai's painting ‘The Garden of the Castle of Geszt’ broke the painter's lifetime record by hitting HUF 300 million at the winter auction of the Judit Virág Gallery in Budapest Monday evening. With this sum, the painting, painted in 1912, took second place in the Hungarian auction records after Tivadar Csontváry-Kosztka's ‘Mysterious Island’. Rippl-Rónai's […]

Hungarian Contemporary Paintings for over HUF 100 Mn

Nov 11, 2022

A painting by Béla Kondor and one by Ilona Keserü sold for over a HUF one hundred million each at the first contemporary auction at the Kieselbach Gallery in Budapest. According to the gallery's statement, the auction, which was attended by a large number of visitors on Friday evening, set unprecedented records in Hungary. Béla […]

New Hungarian Art Auction Record

Dec 20, 2021

Surpassing all previous Hungarian auction records, Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka's painting ‘Mysterious Island’ sold for HUF 460 million at the Judit Virág Gallery's auction in Budapest. The Mysterious Island, painted in 1903, is one of Csontváry's most mysterious works, the meaning of the title has still not been deciphered by art historians. The painting reached a […]

Rare Tokaj Wines from 1889 to be Auctioned

Jun 1, 2021

Two rare bottles of wine from Hungary’s famous Tokaj wine region, created by its original winemakers, the Zimmerman family in 1889 is to be offered at auction. Two bottles of incredibly rare 1889 ‘Tokaji Essencia, Zimmerman Lipot’ from Hungary’s most renowned wine region Tokaj and from the most famous family to produce it, will be […]

2020's Highest Bids at Art Auctions in Hungary

Jan 12, 2021

Lajos Tihanyi's painting 'Akt studium' (Nude study) was sold as the most expensive classic work at Hungarian art auctions in 2021. The hammer price for the Tihanyi work was HUF 95 million at the winter auction of the Judit Virág Gallery. On the back of the work, which has been hidden for a hundred years, […]

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