Items from late Hungarian film commissioner and media mogul Andy Vajna’s legacy will be up for auction next month.
Over two hundred of Vajna’s possessions, including unique film relics, furniture, and a Bentley will be put up for auction at Nagyházi Gallery in December.
An exhibition of the objects is currently on display at the Nagyházi Gallery from November 23 to December 1. The auction itself – which will be the 250th auction of the gallery – will be held at 2 p.m. on December 7, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Children’s Heart Center of the Gottsegen György National Institute of Cardiology.
“We have never had an auction of this size and volume before. And we have not known anything like this in the country in the last 35 years,” said Lőrincz Nagyházi, logistics manager of Nagyhazi Gallery and Auction House.
People can bid on more than 250 items, including Chinese furniture and ornaments and Margit Kovács’s ceramics, as well as a study of one of Munkácsy’s main works, “Christ before Pilate,” and Vajna’s famous navy blue Bentley. But the most interesting part of the collection is the cinematic relics: movie posters, shooting photos, and props – including the famous Rambo movie knives!
The most expensive items are the Bentley, starting from HUF 10 million, and the Munkácsy painting from HUF 28 million, but the reserve price of VHS and DVD collections start quite low at HUF 10,000. You can view the auction items here.