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Sotheby’s Sells Pirosmani’s Roe Deer by a Creek

On June 7 a masterpiece by Niko Pirosmani will be put up for Sotheby’s auction at 150 000 GBP.

The statement released by the Culture Ministry reads that Pirosmani’s masterpiece “Roe Deer by a Creek” is included in the Russian section. Regretfully, this is a classification and structure of the Sotheby’s House. In this case, we are interested that Niko Pirosmani be mentioned as a Georgian artist.

„The Georgian party is interested  that Niko Pirosmani be mentioned as a Georgian artist. The Ministry of Culture of Georgia plans to send a special letter to the auction organizers and request that the origins of the masterpiece’s author and the work be mentioned and indicated at the auction”, the special statement reads.