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Reina Sofia unveils Gauguin´s "Nafea faa ipoipo"

Friday, July 03, 2015 - 01:00

Reina Sofia exhibits the most expensive painting according to media. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Madrid´s Reina Sofia museum unveiled on Friday (July 03) Paul Gauguin´s "Nafea faa ipoipo" (When will you marry), reportedly the most expensive art work ever. "Nafea faa ipoipo" was sold among speculation surrounding the price after the Rudolf Staechelin Family Trust agreed to sell. Art collector Ruedi Staechelin and spokesman for the Staechelin Family Trust presented the oil painting and wanted to move the conversation to the art rather than the money paid by the unidentified collector. "This is not the most valuable painting in this museum. I think Guernica is definitely worth more than this painting. So stop this hype, look at these paintings. It is not the amount of dollars hanging here. There are wonderful paintings here. Look at the, they are all wonderful. They might not have the same market price but this is art, it is not an investment. We had them all close to a hundred years in our family," he said adding that he would not disclose the sell price. The work features two Tahitian women lying on the floor with white flowers in their hair. "It is one of the paintings that Gauguin made when he was first time in Tahiti. It was a happy painting. Only later on he discovered that not everything was so happy in Tahiti. In this painting like not in many it´s only happy elements," he said. Media report the painting was sold for 300 million dollars but it has not been officially confirmed.

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Reina Sofia unveils Gauguin´s "Nafea faa ipoipo"

Friday, July 03, 2015 - 01:00