Vanity Fair online ci racconta la storia di Gergely Barki, ricercatore della Galleria Nazionale Ungherese, che durante il Natale del 2009 vide passare nel film Stuart Little una tela di Robert Bereny, artista dell’avanguardia ungherese, che risultava scomparsa dal 1928. L’opera sarà battuta all’asta il 13 dicembre.
An art historian’s work is never done.
Gergely Barki, who works as a researcher at the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest, was spending Christmas 2009 at home on the couch with his young daughter. They were watching Stuart Little when he noticed something odd about the painting hanging over the fictional family’s mantelpiece—it bore a striking resemblance to a work by Hungarian artist Robert Bereny, which had last been seen in public in 1928.
Barki recognized the painting—“Sleeping Lady with Black Vase”—from a black-and-white photograph taken of the work during its last exhibition, in 1928. “It was not just on screen for one second but in several scenes of the film, so I knew I was not dreaming. It was a very happy moment,” said Barki. who had no idea how it ended up as set dressing in a 1999 children’s movie » Continua…