An art handler at Sotheby’s hangs Botticelli’s Young Man Holding a Roundel, which sold in New York for US$92.2 million, smashing the previous auction record for a work by the Italian Renaissance artist. It is considered one of Botticelli’s finest portraits. Photo: AFP An art handler at Sotheby’s hangs Botticelli’s Young Man Holding a Roundel, which sold in New York for US$92.2 million, smashing the previous auction record for a work by the Italian Renaissance artist. It is considered one of Botticelli’s finest portraits. Photo: AFP
An art handler at Sotheby’s hangs Botticelli’s Young Man Holding a Roundel, which sold in New York for US$92.2 million, smashing the previous auction record for a work by the Italian Renaissance artist. It is considered one of Botticelli’s finest portraits. Photo: AFP
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Finest Botticelli in private hands sells for a record US$92 million, nearly 800 per cent up on previous highest price for a painting by the Renaissance artist

  • Italian painter’s Young Man Holding a Roundel had been in the hands of late real estate developer Sheldon Solow, who bought it in 1982 for US$1.3 million
  • Botticelli is like Michelangelo and da Vinci, says one dealer in old masters, and adds: ‘It’s so rare to find a painting like this in great condition’

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An art handler at Sotheby’s hangs Botticelli’s Young Man Holding a Roundel, which sold in New York for US$92.2 million, smashing the previous auction record for a work by the Italian Renaissance artist. It is considered one of Botticelli’s finest portraits. Photo: AFP An art handler at Sotheby’s hangs Botticelli’s Young Man Holding a Roundel, which sold in New York for US$92.2 million, smashing the previous auction record for a work by the Italian Renaissance artist. It is considered one of Botticelli’s finest portraits. Photo: AFP
An art handler at Sotheby’s hangs Botticelli’s Young Man Holding a Roundel, which sold in New York for US$92.2 million, smashing the previous auction record for a work by the Italian Renaissance artist. It is considered one of Botticelli’s finest portraits. Photo: AFP
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