Today, at Sotheby’s in London, Vilhelm Hammershøi’s Interior, Strandgade 30 sold for £2,045,000 / Danish Krone 21,349,113 / US$3,175,680, far exceeding its pre-sale estimate of £700,000-900,000 / Danish Krone 7.3 – 9.4 million / US$1.1 – 1.4 million, and establishing a record for the artist at auction and a record for any Danish work of art at auction. The painting was hotly pursued by four bidders on the telephones, before finally selling to an American Private Collector. Commenting on the results, Nina Wedell-Wedellsborg, Head of Sotheby’s Denmark, said: “We are thrilled that Hammershøi’s ‘Interior, Strandgade 30’ established a new record for the artist at auction, and also a record for any Danish work of art at auction. Hammershøi is an artist whom Danish people hold close to their hearts. But with his ascent to international status through recent high-profile exhibitions, record-bre

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