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Chinese Girl sale sets world record for Tretchikoff

21 March 2013Written by ATG Reporter

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.

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