"Our Lady of Mariupol" sold at auction for USD 22,000

04.08.2022, 13:00
"Our Lady of Mariupol" sold at auction for USD 22,000 - фото 1
On August 3, a painting by Ukrainian artist Maksym Palenko, "Our Lady of Mariupol", became the lot of the Saint Javelin auction.

This is reported by "Operational Ukraine Info", citing the auction organizer Christian Boris.

Thus, the initial price of this lot at auction was USD 16,500. The winning bid was USD 22,000.

It is known that the winner will receive not only the painting "Our Lady of Mariupol" but also part of the destroyed Russian infantry fighting vehicle.

And all the proceeds will be used to purchase drones for Ukraine.

It should be noted that the work is dedicated to the participants of the military operations of Mariupol, as this city has become a symbol of the suffering and resistance of Ukrainians since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion. The drawing shows the mother of God of Mariupol hugging the heroic defenders of the Azovstal plant from shelling and destruction. Her cassock shows the internal structure of the catacombs of the Azovstal plant, which have become a temporary shelter for Ukrainian soldiers and civilians.

The paintings are limited to only 75 copies. The price of one piece is USD 1,500.

The Saint Javelin initiative was launched by Canadian journalist Christian Boris even before the start of a full-scale war in order to financially help Ukraine.