Maria Prymachenko’s painting sold for $500,000, all proceeds to go to the Armed Forces of Ukraine
The painting “Flowers grew near the fourth power unit” was sold at a charity auction organized by the Serhii Prytula Charitable Foundation. It was purchased by a Ukrainian living overseas. The starting price was $5,000.
“$ 500,000! For the first time in the history of charity auctions, a Ukrainian painting was sold for half a million dollars! The winner is a Ukrainian from abroad. Proceeds from the sale of Mariia Pryimachenkoʼs painting “Flowers grew near the fourth block” will go to the needs of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” Serhii Prytula Charitable Foundation reported.
The painting was donated by the collector Ihor Ponamarchuk from the family collection. Mariia Pryimachenkoʼs family supported the charity auction and refused the royalty from the selling in favor of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The auction was organized by the auction house “Dukat.”