Central Bank Of Hungary Unit Buys Paintings For HUF 558 Million

  • 3 Mar 2021 9:03 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Central Bank Of Hungary Unit Buys Paintings For HUF 558 Million
MNB Ingatlan has purchased three paintings by Simon Hantai and four by Judit Reigl from private collector Kálmán Ferenc Maklári for a total of Ft 588 million, the property managing subsidiary of the MNB announced on the EU public procurement website.

The purchase contract was signed with Maklári, who also operates a gallery, on February 18.

The Ybl Budai Kreatív Ház, a building near the Várkert Bazár on the Buda riverside owned and operated by the MNB’s Pallas foundations, staged an exhibition of works by Hantai, a French artist from Hungary, last autumn.

The MNB bought 14 paintings by Vera Molnár in January for a total of Ft 107.9 million.

The MNB spent more than Ft 2 billion on artworks last year.

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