Max Švabinský oil sold for close to 16 million crowns

Max Švabinský's oil painting “The Fusion of Souls” was sold at auction in the Municipal House in Prague on Sunday for CZK 15.872 million, including the auction surcharge. It is a record sum for a painting by Švabinský in a domestic auction, according to Miloš Svoboda from European Arts Investments which organized the auction. The starting price was CZK 10 million. The painting from 1901 is considered by experts to be a key work of Czech Symbolism.