Czech salesroom record set for Filla work


An auction in Prague on Wednesday night set a new record for a painting by the Czech cubist artist Emil Filla in a Czech salesroom. His painting Still Life with a Bottle of Cherry was sold for 16.25 million crowns. The starting price was 10.0 million. The painting also becomes the fifth most expensive ever sold in the country. The previous Czech record for a Filla painting was set last year when his work Glass and Newspapers was sold for 11.2 million crowns.