TARKOVSKY, ANDREI ARSENEVICH (1932-1986)
HIGHLY IMPORTANT ARCHIVE OF WORKING MANUSCRIPTS OF TARKOVSKY, REGARDED AS THE GENIUS OF MODERN RUSSIAN CINEMA
Ingmar Bergman said of him: “Tarkovsky for me is the greatest [director], the one who invented a new language of film”
From the collection of Olga Surkova, film critic and co-author of the book, amanuensis and friend, comprising manuscripts, typescripts, important director’s scripts of his films, materials for Mrs Surkova’s court proceedings proving her right of ownership and acknowledging her collaboration as a joint author, drafts, mostly unpublished audio-tapes of interviews with Tarkovsky and other film-makers, recorded with Mrs Surkova, drafts of letters, including one to Leonid Brezhnev and many other items, comprising several thousand pages, 1967-1986
Lot 187 Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts [L12406]
28 November '12
80,000 - 100,000 GBP
LOT SOLD. 1,497,250 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
Andrei Tarkovsky’s archive was bought at Sotheby’s auction in London by a representative of the Ivanovo region’s government.
Among the top bidders in 18 minute 3 way bidding battle was Danish film director Lars von Trier.