Swiss Auctions Growing as Sotheby’s Sells Hodler Art for $8.4M

Swiss Auctions Growing as Sotheby’s Sells Hodler Art for $8.4M

Sotheby's via Bloomberg

The anonymous European private bidder who bought Ferdinand Hodler’s 1915 painting “Montana landscape with Becs de Bosson and Vallon de Rechy”, the most coveted work at the auction of solely Swiss artwork on June 4, won the telephone bid after an intense battle with a competitor, raising the price from the initial $2.5 million by 70 percent within minutes.