Once again the spontaneous realist VOKA achieved the highest price with his paintings in the section of fine arts for the Charity-auction at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Gala. One of the main exhibits in the purpose of the auction was the large-format acrylic painting “New York City – Times Square”. It was auctioned for sensational 26.000,-- Euros. The Ronald McDonald House Charities is one of the most prestigious charity-events in Austria. The total proceeds of the arts-auction amounted to over 460.000,-- Euros.
This is the third international auction success for the spontaneous-realist Voka. Two bidders were competing to win the acrylic painting “New York City” via telephone. The painting was finally won at a bidding price of €40.000,--. Art auction manager Michael Kovacek, appraised the painting to start at €15.000,--. Visibly overwhelmed by the outcome of the auction, the artist confesses: “ I did not expect such a result. It is a great honor, and I appreciate the recognition of my work!”
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People are at the core of the exhibited series "Heads". Through the use of his typical strong and contrasting palette of colours, the spontaneous realist probes the characters of unique personalities and also the man on the street. He has already created portraits of Pablo Picasso, Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol. All of these extraordinary characters have one thing in common: VOKA's recognition - be it for their artistic existence, special deeds or for their far-reaching or incidental encounters.
Things continued in a remarkable manner at this year's UNIQUA Ladies Golf Open from 2nd until 4th September at the Föhrenwald Golf Club. VOKA supported the tournament with a painting which was kept a strict secret until it was put on display to the general public and its sponsors on 29th July at the VOKA gallery. The motif formed the upcoming advertising campaign of the Ladies Golf Open and the work itself is the main prize of a charity project. The proceeds from the painting, which will be handed over during the awards ceremony on 4th September, will be used to benefit the world of disabled golf.
Austria is to be included in the rankings of the highest galleries in the world. The Austrian painter VOKA has opened the highest gallery in the country – VOKA Top Art 1800. His gallery is situated at almost the highest point of the 2,000 metre high Schneeberg at the final station of the Schneeberg Railway, which has enjoyed a long tradition. In the international rankings VOKA's Top Art 1800 gallery is in competition with the highest gallery in Europe found in Switzerland at 2,500 metres as well as the highest gallery in the world situated on a glacier in the Swiss Alps at a height of 3,000 metres. At a lofty 1,800 metres, the Top Art 1800 gallery is already a beacon for Austria's art and cluture scene. This amazing height is 12 times that of the St. Stephen's Cathedrals. VOKA's art gallery is a significant part of the overall production of "Paradise of the Views" which has been implemented by the Schneeberg Railway and the province of Lower Austria. The interaction of unique art and a magnificent ambiance make this area truly extraordinary.
Exhibition at the Kunstraum – ARTROOM - Gerdi Gutperle Germany, 68519 Viernheim