Art Historian, Gergely Barki, researching the avant garde works of Robert Bereny, was shocked to spot a long lost painting by the artist on the wall of the movie his daughter was watching. On set of the 1999 movie, Stuart Little, hung Bereny’s “Sleeping Lady With a Black Vase” which hadn’t been seen since 1928. According to reports, the assistant set designer bought the painting at an antiques shop for $500 and after the movie was done filming hung it in her bedroom. The work will be auctioned this month in Budapest with an estimate between$240,000 – $350,000.
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About Alyssa T. Rehs
Alyssa Rehs is a fourth generation Art Dealer at her family owned art galleries, Rehs Galleries, Inc. and Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, New York. She received an Art History degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 as well as interned at Christie’s Auction House, New York City. Using her art historian degree, gallery experience, and a summer spent working at the auction house, she has a well rounded understanding of the art market. Alyssa appreciates the market from multiple standpoints; art lover, art buyer and art seller!
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