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The Grace Kelly portrait painting by Peter Engels was bought by Prince Albert of Monaco.

Princess Grace was a remarkable lady. She died in a car crash in 1982. Artist Peter Engels painted her portrait. This painting was auctioned by Sotheby’s. Prince Albert of Monaco, son of Princess Grace, was present at the auction. He bought the masterpiece after a fierce bidding duel with Stéphane Cherki, millionnaire and mayor of the beautiful village of Eze. Later Cherki said that he would have given the painting to the Prince as a gift anyway.

It is the largest painted portrait of Grace Kelly (2 x 1 meter). Twice as big as Andy Warhol’s.

In the background we see the unmistakable shape of the Monaco port by night anno 1955. Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “To Catch a Thief” inspired Peter Engels to paint the view on the port. In that movie Grace Kelly performs the leading role at Cary Grant’s side.

The painting was exhibited in the Monte Carlo Grand Casino prior to being sold to Prince Albert of Monaco.

ArtistPeter EngelsMediumAcrylic on canvasSize (W x H) 200 x 100 cm

Prince Albert of Monaco buys art of Peter Engels
Prince Albert of Monaco buys Grace Kelly painting from Peter Engels

The Grace Kelly portrait painting was bought by her son Prince Albert of Monaco. The painting was exhibited in the Monte Carlo Grand Casino prior to being sold to Prince Albert of Monaco.

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