Štyrský painting sold at auction for 4.6 million

An early painting by Czech surrealist Jindřich Štyrský entitled “Cloister” has been sold at auction for 4.6 million crowns. The 1922 work is considered an important piece of Czech cubism. A 1917 cubist still-life by Emil Filla was also sold for 3.8 million. Galerie Art Praha sold off 461 works of Czech 19th and 20Th century art on Sunday. The sale included a benefit auction of one hundred statues and paintings for the reconstruction of Prague’s Mánes gallery, which brought in about one million crowns.