Lost painting auctioned after discovery in Stuart Little film
A long-lost avant-garde painting has been sold at auction in Hungary, after an art historian rediscovered it being used as a prop in the film Stuart Little.
Sleeping Lady with Black Vase by Hungarian artist Robert Bereny fetched a price of 229,500 euros (£182,000; $285,700) at the auction held at the Budapest Congress Centre.
The painting was spotted in 2009 by Gergely Barki, a researcher at Hungary's National Gallery, as he watched the children's film about a mouse with his daughter Lola.
Laura Westbrook reports.
14 Dec 2014
- From the section Entertainment & Arts