After establishing a new record in the Art Nouveau and Romanticism auction organized in April 2011, Grigorescu’s “The Girl with the Red Beads”, will be temporarily exhibited at the Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu. Another painting by Grigorescu, his famous “Bullock Cart” is also exhibited at the museum, after it was purchased at a previous Artmark auction.
“The Girl with the Red Beads” was purchased for EUR 270,000, a record for the Romanian art market. It will be exhibited for five years at the museum, after a pause of around fifty years, during which it was kept away from the public eye. The Bullock Cart will however only be exhibited for three years, starting since 2010.
Art collectors choose to share their purchases with the public through exposure at national museums to generally increase their investments’ values, through a method that aids both the audience, as well as the museum, which has become more visited with the appearance of the two works by Grigorescu.