Niko Pirosmani`s painting `Shepherd` was sold for 600,000 pounds ($1.5 million) at the auction held in London, "Kakheti" News Center quotes Pirosmani`s House Museum director Anzor Madzgarashvili as saying.
He said for many years the painting has been kept by famous painter David Kakabadze`s family, but several years ago the family gave the painting away to a private collection in Riga.
The report that the painting would be among the lots at the auction was made this summer. The identity of the current owner of the painting is yet unknown.
President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili has held meeting with the Patriarch of All Armenians Karekin II within the official visit to the Republic of Armenia. The catholicos and the president discussed the religious-cultural relationship of the centuries-old history of Georgian and Armenian peoples.
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Administration of the Patriarch of Georgia has released a special statement on the situation in Ukraine, where the number of victims has increased up to twenty-eight during the past few days` clashes and strikes between the riot police and the demonstrators.
Within the official visit to Azerbaijan, President of Georgia today visited the historic area of Baku, the Old City Icheri Sheheri. Giorgi Margvelashvili walked in the ancient streets of the Old City and saw the symbol of Baku - the Maiden Tower and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs.
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili has proposed to found a museum of wine. Irakli Gharibashvili attended the presentation of the Research Project of Georgian Vine and Wine Culture at the National Museum today...
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili has confirmed the request of the Minister of Culture Guram Odisharia, who was asking for dismissing his deputy Marine Mizandari. Minister`s request was sent to Prime Minister on February 5h, but only yesterday Irakli ...