František Kupka: innovator in abstract art

František Kupka was the first artist in the world to publicly exhibit abstract art and received a lot of negative reviews for doing so. But nowadays his abstract paintings sell for millions – in 2021 one of his works fetched over GBP 7.5 million (over CZK 230 million) at an auction at Sotheby’s in London, the highest amount a Czech painting has ever sold for at auction.

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