The painting by the famous Ukrainian artist Maria Prymachenko, which she painted in the style of primitive folk or naive art, was sold with the participation of the Serhiy Prytula Charitable Foundation and the Dukat Auction House for $500,000. According to Serhiy Prytula, with this money, the foundation can buy 125 Volkswagen T5 minibuses for the front!

The painting was donated by a family of private collectors, and Maria Prymachenko’s family refused to receive royalties. And, importantly, the painting will remain in Ukraine, in one of Kyiv’s museums. It is very symbolic that after the destruction of the Prymachenko Museum in the village of Ivankiv by the ruscists (most of the paintings were saved by the workers), the artist’s painting will help destroy the invaders.

The painting “Flowers grew around the fourth block” was painted by the artist in 1990 and refers to the Chornobyl disaster in 1986. Usually, Maria Prymachenko’s paintings cost 100-200 thousand hryvnias. $500,000, or more than 15 million hryvnias, was paid for Prmachenko’s work for the first time.