new york - Vincent van Gogh's 'Laboureur dans un champ' painting has been sold for $ 81.3 million (almost 70 million euros). At an auction by Christie's in New York, the Asian auction house auction bought the oil painting on behalf of an unknown buyer. The value was estimated at $ 50 million in advance.
Van Gogh painted the work during his stay in the psychiatric setting of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in France, where the artist was treated from May 1889 to May 1890.
The auction amount is not a record for a Van Gogh painting. That is $ 82.5 million in the name of the painting 'Portrait du Dr. Gachet ', which changed from owner in 1990.