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Lost Nicholas Roerich Masterpiece Shakes Art World

This year, in June, Bonham's London auctioned a famous, lost painting which had surfaced after many years from a private Rosicrucian collection in America. 

It was painted by the mystic genius Nicholas Roerich, and it sold for a whopping $12.1 million, the highest price ever paid for a Nicholas Roerich painting...and the highest auction sale price for any Russian painting...ever. 

It is called "Madonna Laboris" and depicts one of the apocryphal gospels, in which St. Peter draws God to the high walls of heaven, to reveal Mary dropping a luminous thread over the edge to the souls outside, in order to sneak them in.  Peter asks God what is to be done.  God says to Peter: "Let it be."  

Divine compassion, mercy, tenderness...Roerich shows us the ineffable, veiled in quiet, strange beauty.

More on the Roerichs, soon. 

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Comment by Raymondo Passero on August 11, 2013 at 5:44pm

You're welcome, SwanRa.  Understandably, this went under most people's radar, so it's a pleasure to share it here with you.

Comment by SwanRa on August 11, 2013 at 7:20am

So glad to have learned about this - thank you --- I love symbolism and will have to study this one deeper.


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