Clars Sees Success with Croatian Artists

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Two Croatian paintings sold rather well at Clars’ Fine Interiors & Design Auction on April 14th, 2023.

Vladimir Varlaj’s piece, Mountain of Klek, topped the sale, bringing in $50,400. A close second was Vladimir Becic’s work, Landscape Bosnia, II, which realized $47,250. With these sales, a new world record was set for Varlaj, while the Becic sale was the second highest auction total to date for the artist.

Vladimir Varlaj (Croatian 1895–1962), Mountain of Klek, oil on canvas, 31.5″ x 38.5″.
Sold: $50,400

The paintings were both from the same seller and provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Milton D. Redford, the Carl Hamilton Collection and the Collection of the Anglo & London Paris National Bank in San Francisco. International internet bidders were the majority on both but a telephone bidder from Croatia came in last — and best — on both as the winning bidder.

Vladimir Becic, Landscape Bosnia, II
Vladimir Becic (Croatian, 1886–1954), Landscape Bosnia, II, oil on canvas, 29.25″ x 37.25″.
Sold: $47,250

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