Greek painting not for auction

The sale of a painting by renowned Greek artist Dimitris Galanis that was expected to fetch more than 60,000 euros at Bonhams auction house in London has been abandoned after Kathimerini revealed that there are at least two other versions of the work of art in existence. Bonhams issued a statement saying that the painting, titled «Lady in White,» had been examined by an expert in the work of the Greek painter and was deemed to be authentic. The auction house said it would have the painting, due to go up for auction on May 20, re-examined by someone else and would withdraw it until then. The authenticity of the painting was disputed after Kathimerini discovered the existence of another two apparently identical works. One is hanging in London’s Tate Gallery and the other was sold at Stuttgart’s Nagel Auction House in January.

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