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.