Chinese Girl – the iconic work from Vladimir Tretchikoff, the Russian émigré who settled in South Africa – was sold this week at Bonhams’ South African art sale in London for £840,000, to set a world record for the artist.
And the most copied picture on Earth is on its way back to South
Africa, thanks to the buyer, Laurence Graff, British businessman
and jeweller and chairman of Graff Diamonds International, who owns
the Delaire Graff Estate near Stellenbosch, where this picture will
go on public display with the rest of his art collection.
The estimate was £300,000-500,000.