Article-NY Times: If you have $30 million, you could have a Botticelli

LONDON — Sandro Botticelli, who died five centuries ago, is best known for his “Spring” and “Birth of Venus” paintings, which help draw more than two million visitors a year to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. His works are not generally expected to be found outside the world’s major museums.

Yet a portrait painted by the Renaissance master has just cropped up on the international art market. With an asking price of $30 million, it is set to be the lone work at the booth of Trinity Fine Art, a London-based gallery, at this year’s Frieze Masters fair from Thursday to Sunday.

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