At an auction in New York, a painting by Winston Churchill was exhibited, which the late British Prime Minister presented to the shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in the 50s of the last century. Reported by Al Jazeera.
The landscape was painted by Churchill a hundred years ago in 1921, and then for 40 years it was kept in the politician’s own collection. “He didn’t like to distribute or sell paintings,” said Jean-Paul Engelin, vice chairman of the board of the auction house Phillips and co-head of the 20th century art and contemporary art department. After receiving the painting, Onassis hung it on his superyacht Christina O.
The painting will go under the hammer on June 23. It is estimated that the price of the lot will be one and a half to two million dollars.
Earlier it was reported that Angelina Jolie sold a painting by Winston Churchill for $ 11.5 million. This price is a record for the works of the late British Prime Minister.