Art Market

JUNE DIARY. By Simon Hewitt

JUNE DIARY. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/07/2017 1:30 PM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt looks back on four events with a Russian flavour from a busy first month of Summer   SET FAIR FOR VILNIUS Vilnius, just 20 miles from the Belarus border, may seem an unlikely place for an international art fair and, when ART VILNIUS was first staged in 2009, Vilnius was […] Read More

Bruun Rasmussen Sets a New World Record for the Russian 16th Century Icon from Zeiner-Henriksen Collection

Bruun Rasmussen Sets a New World Record for the Russian 16th Century Icon from Zeiner-Henriksen Collection

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/06/2017 4:12 PM

We are delighted to announce the results of the Bruun Rasmussen auction in Copenhagen and are most happy that we have also contributed towards the success of the sale. Below are the results of the auction, which will undoubtedly be good news to many icon dealers. The auction of Zeiner-Henriksen collection held by Bruun Rasmussen […] Read More

Post-Sale Report: STABLE NOT STRONG. Consignor Caution Delays Market Revival. By Simon Hewitt

Post-Sale Report: STABLE NOT STRONG. Consignor Caution Delays Market Revival. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 08/06/2017 8:11 PM

AS RA+C FOUNDER THEODORA CLARKE (aka Theo) campaigned tirelessly in Bristol East in T-shirt and jeans, the art world focused on Mayfair and the ability of the Russian auction market to pursue its tentative turnaround of last November. Electoral periods are seldom good news for the art market, which thrives on political and economic stability. […] Read More

Sotheby’s Marks 10 Years in Moscow with an Exhibition at the Rumyantsev Museum

Sotheby’s Marks 10 Years in Moscow with an Exhibition at the Rumyantsev Museum

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/05/2017 5:41 PM

This spring, Sotheby’s celebrates 10 years of its official presence in Moscow with a remarkable exhibition: the art lovers will have a chance to see the highlights from June Sales of Russian Art Revealed & over 40 artworks acquired by Russian private collectors in past Sotheby’s auctions and exhibited alongside. This show is expected to provide insights into private collections formed in today’s  […] Read More

RUSSIAN ART WEEK JUNE 2017: AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS. By Simon Hewitt

RUSSIAN ART WEEK JUNE 2017: AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 22/05/2017 9:00 AM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt expertly peruses catalogues of the forthcoming sales and gives his recommendations to collectors and art investors while also analysing the general situation on the Russian art market. MacDougall’s ‘Our strong private treaty sales over the last nine months encourage us to be optimistic about the forthcoming Russian auctions’ declares William MacDougall, […] Read More

Russian Art Week Guide, June 2017

Russian Art Week Guide, June 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/05/2017 10:00 PM

And now, just hot off the press, our new Russian Art Week Guide which will help you find your own way through the maze of events, descending upon us as an avalanche within a weeks’ time! You will find the expertly opinion of Simon Hewitt about the upcoming Russian Art auctions along with their schedule; the interview of Natasha […] Read More

Alexey Firsov to Exhibit His New Works at the Arthill Gallery, 25 May – 25 June

Alexey Firsov to Exhibit His New Works at the Arthill Gallery, 25 May – 25 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/05/2017 3:08 PM

The artist Alexey Firsov is not a novice in London. He has already had series of his exhibitions here, one having taken place at the Riflemaker gallery. This time, it is the Arthill gallery which showcases series of new, fresh works by the artist. The title of the new exhibition is‘Cross Country’. Alexey Firsov names himself a […] Read More

The Shtager Gallery Launches Its Space for Experimental Projects in London, 19-30 May

The Shtager Gallery Launches Its Space for Experimental Projects in London, 19-30 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/05/2017 1:45 AM

A Russian gallerist, Marina Shtager, opens up her new space for experimental projects in London with Too Much as Not Enough exhibition. Artist, curator, dealer, provocateur and polymath Marcel Duchamp is a Pandora of art history for some, and John the Baptist of modern and contemporary art for the others. Among many disruptions of the […] Read More

Early Petrov-Vodkin To Feature in MacDougall’s June Russian Art Auction, 7 June

Early Petrov-Vodkin To Feature in MacDougall’s June Russian Art Auction, 7 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/05/2017 10:12 AM

MacDougall’s 7 June Russian Art Auction features an early work by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin: Portrait of an African Boy.  He painted the masterpiece in 1907 during a two-month trip to Algeria and Tunisia. This expressive, rather intimate image of a child was created during the artist’s visit to Biskra, a town in northern Algeria. Petrov-Vodkin’s Tunisian […] Read More

Artist Olga Lomaka Opens Up her Contemporary Art Gallery in London

Artist Olga Lomaka Opens Up her Contemporary Art Gallery in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/04/2017 5:20 PM

Despite the gloom and doom of recent years, when so many galleries in London had to close down, it is a pleasure to watch this tendency countered and witness a gallery opening. And it is a double pleasure to realise that the newly established gallery is launched by Olga Lomaka —  a London-based artist with […] Read More

Art Bahrain Across Borders 2017: An Ukrainian Perspective. By Oleg Olenev.

Art Bahrain Across Borders 2017: An Ukrainian Perspective. By Oleg Olenev.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 4:20 PM

  Bahrain Art Across Borders (BAAB), a major new arts initiative designed to showcase Bahraini art for a global audience. In 2016 it announced its selection of 17 artists  who took their works to be exhibited in London in April. BAAB is a project of Art Select (brand of Art and Spice), the art investing and […] Read More

The SOVKOM Auction “Russian Art of the XXth Century” to Take Place on 30th March.

The SOVKOM Auction “Russian Art of the XXth Century” to Take Place on 30th March.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/03/2017 12:00 AM

The approaching SOVKOM spring auction will feature Russian art of the 20th century represented by 103 lots, comprising classical Russian pre-revolutionary art and works by the masters of the  socialist realism. Among the highlights of the upcoming auction are Yu. Klever, Sunset over the Swamps, 1898 and  Winter Landscape with Road, 1900s;  F. Rubo, Eastern […] Read More

Ivan Pokhitonov’s Masterpiece “Duck Hunters on a Lake” to be Auctioned at 25 Blythe Road on 5th April

Ivan Pokhitonov’s Masterpiece “Duck Hunters on a Lake” to be Auctioned at 25 Blythe Road on 5th April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/03/2017 12:00 AM

We would like to draw the attention of our readers and Russian art collectors that a small work by Ivan Pokhitonov will soon come to auction at 25, Blythe Road in April 2017.  The Spring auction of Pictures from a Private London Club, run by Harry Moore-Gwyn at 25 Blythe Road, will take place on […] Read More

GALLERIES: MacDougall’s Open Russian Art Gallery in London on 3 March

GALLERIES: MacDougall’s Open Russian Art Gallery in London on 3 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/03/2017 12:00 AM

MacDougall’s are delighted to announce the opening of a gallery specializing in Russian art at its London premises. Located right in the centre of the capital, MacDougall’s Gallery will open its doors to the public throughout the year and will run in parallel with regular auction operations. The gallery will serve as a dynamic platform […] Read More

BRAFA BOUNCES ON: BUBBLY BRUSSELS FAIR GIVES RUSSIANS THE CHAMPAGNE TREATMENT. BY SIMON HEWITT

BRAFA BOUNCES ON: BUBBLY BRUSSELS FAIR GIVES RUSSIANS THE CHAMPAGNE TREATMENT. BY SIMON HEWITT

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 02/02/2017 12:00 AM

No other European Fair makes such efforts to attract a Russian clientèle as BRAFA, the Brussels Art Fair. It has its own special Moscow agent, Comtesse Ekaterina de Rochambeau, who engineers the VIP visits of over 100 Russian collectors, journalists, designers and interior architects. This year’s fair (January 21-29) duly saw ‘an increase in Russian […] Read More

ARTICLE: ROUND & ABOUT IN RUSSIAN WEEK. It’s Not All Auctions – as Simon Hewitt Discovers

ARTICLE: ROUND & ABOUT IN RUSSIAN WEEK. It’s Not All Auctions – as Simon Hewitt Discovers

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 09/01/2017 12:00 AM

IN THE SECOND OF TWO ARTICLES, OUR INTERNATIONAL EDITOR SIMON HEWITT INTERVIEWS ACE VIOLINIST YURI ZHISLIN AND DISCUSSES SOME OF THE OTHER EVENTS HELD IN LONDON DURING RUSSIAN WEEK MINIATURE MASTER One meeting leads to another, and I was grateful to Mumtoz Kamolzoda, Craig Murray’s Russian translator at the Turkish Cultural Centre, for introducing me to […] Read More

AUCTION RESULTS: RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE Post-Sale Report by Simon Hewitt

AUCTION RESULTS: RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE Post-Sale Report by Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 09/12/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Auctions in London 28-30 November 2016 RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE Post-Sale Report BY SIMON HEWITT (INTERNATIONAL EDITOR) ROOTLESS RODDY RAISES THE BAR ZAKHAROV SOOTHES BUT IVANOV SEETHES FROM THE MOMENT Russian Art+Culture’s new owner Natasha Butterwick uncorked the first bottle of Lamborghini Spumante at the opening reception in Alon Zakaim’s Chagall-lined Dover Street gallery, […] Read More

AUCTION RESULTS: Back from the Brink by Simon Hewitt, November 2016

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/12/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Auctions in London 28-30 November 2016 RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE Post-Sale Survey BY SIMON HEWITT (INTERNATIONAL EDITOR) BACK FROM THE BRINK Russian Sales Rebound 40% After All-Time Low After a rock-bottom Auction Week total of £16.4m last June, I suggested the Russian auction market’s collapse might have bottomed out. So it has proved: takings […] Read More

AUCTION RESULTS: BACK FROM THE BRINK Russian Sales Rebound 40% After All-Time Low, by Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 02/12/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Auctions in London 28-30 November 2016 RUSSIANART+CULTURE Post-Sale Survey BY SIMON HEWITT (INTERNATIONAL EDITOR) BACK FROM THE BRINK Russian Sales Rebound 40% After All-Time Low After a rock-bottom Auction Week total of £16.4m last June, I suggested the Russian auction market’s collapse might have bottomed out. So it has proved: takings from Russian Auction […] Read More

NEWS: Unique Roerich at MacDougall’s Russian Art Auction, 30 November

NEWS: Unique Roerich at MacDougall’s Russian Art Auction, 30 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/11/2016 12:00 AM

Unique Roerich at MacDougall’s Russian Art Auction Russian Art Auction, 10.30am, 30 November 2016 Nicholas Roerich, St Mercurius of Smolensk. 1919. £350,000–500,000 MacDougall’s Russian Art Auction on 30 Novmeber features a unique painting by Nikolai Roerich. Saint Mercurius of Smolensk is the culmination of an important and relatively little researched period of the Roerich’s oeuvre. […] Read More

NEWS: Doyle Opens Russian Works of Art Department

NEWS: Doyle Opens Russian Works of Art Department

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/11/2016 12:00 AM

NEWS: DOYLE OPENS RUSSIAN WORKS OF ART DEPARTMENT NEW YORK, NY (November 10, 2016) — Doyle has announced the opening of a Russian Works of Art Department, further expanding the expertise of the New York-based auctioneers and appraisers. Russian Specialist Mark Moehrke, a 15-year auction veteran, has been named Vice President and Director of the Russian Works […] Read More

AUCTION: Russian Books at Pierre Bergé’s Library Sale at Sotheby’s Paris, 8-9 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/10/2016 12:00 AM

Pierre Bergé’s Library At Sotheby’s Paris 8-9 November EXHIBITIONS LONDON: 27-28-29-30 October, 2016 Sotheby’s – New Bond Street, London PARIS : 4-5-6 and 7 November, 2016 Drouot-Richelieu – 9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France The second part of Pierre Bergé’s library, to be offered at the beginning of November, is dedicated to 19th-century European literature. The catalogue will be […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Jay Vincze, Head of London Impressionist & Modern Art at Christie’s, on Kandinsky’s ‘Rigid and Curved’, 1935

INTERVIEW: Jay Vincze, Head of London Impressionist & Modern Art at Christie’s, on Kandinsky’s ‘Rigid and Curved’, 1935

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 19/10/2016 12:00 AM

Wassily Kandinsky painted Rigide et Courbé (Rigid and Curved) in December 1935, marking the second anniversary of his arrival in Paris following the closure of the Bauhaus in Berlin. Estimated at $18-25 million, the painting is being offered from an important private American collection and has not been on the market since 1964. The upcoming […] Read More

NEWS:  Two Russian Imperial Jewels of great historical importance go on view at Sotheby’s London, until 17 October.

NEWS: Two Russian Imperial Jewels of great historical importance go on view at Sotheby’s London, until 17 October.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/10/2016 12:00 AM

TWO SUPERB JEWELS OF IMPERIAL RUSSIAN HERITAGE Linked to Two of the Greatest Rulers of Russian History – Peter the Great & Catherine the Great – Until 17 October Together with highlights from Sotheby’s Geneva 16 November Sale of Magnificent & Noble Jewels, including the mesmerising Sky Blue Diamond (est.$15-25 million) Two exceptional jewels of extraordinary historical […] Read More

NEWS: Russian Art + Culture Acquired by Natasha Butterwick

NEWS: Russian Art + Culture Acquired by Natasha Butterwick

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 10/10/2016 12:00 AM

LONDON 10 OCTOBER 2016 – It was announced today that the award-winning English-language platform RUSSIAN ART+CULTURE has been acquired by Natasha Butterwick, wife of prominent Russian Art dealer James Butterwick. Natasha, who was born in Moscow and moved to London in 2001, has over 20 years’ art world experience in the fields of research, dealing […] Read More

AUCTION: Early Soviet posters to be featured in Kestenbaum & Company auction, 22 September

AUCTION: Early Soviet posters to be featured in Kestenbaum & Company auction, 22 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/09/2016 12:00 AM

Kestenbaum & Company, the New York City based boutique auction house dedicated to the sale of Fine Judaica will be offering for auction-sale a rare collection of early Soviet posters. These richly illustrated posters in both Russian and Yiddish seek to promote to Russian Jews the Communist utopia. Topics focus upon elections, economics, military buildup […] Read More

ART FAIR: Russian Highlights of LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair at Berkeley Square, 13 – 18 September

ART FAIR: Russian Highlights of LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair at Berkeley Square, 13 – 18 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/09/2016 12:00 AM

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair returns for its eighth year to the suitably breathtaking surrounds of Berkeley Square, Mayfair. Sponsored by Delancey, the LAPADA Fair offers an unmissable opportunity to source and buy some of the world’s most coveted works of art, antiques, design and decorative arts. This year, it will take place from Tuesday 13 th […] Read More

AUCTION: Important Fine & Decorative Art Auction at Shapiro Auctions, New York, 17 September

AUCTION: Important Fine & Decorative Art Auction at Shapiro Auctions, New York, 17 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/09/2016 12:00 AM

Important Fine & Decorative Art Auction At Shapiro Auctions, New York 17 September at 10am EDT This auction of over 400 works of art and antiques features important lots by Asian, American, Latin American, Russian and European artists. Paintings by Impressionists and Modern masters including Moise Kisling, Kees van Dongen, and Ferdinand Botero, will be […] Read More

AUCTION: MacDougall’s Fine Art Auction Seeking Works by Geli Korzhev and other Russian Artists

AUCTION: MacDougall’s Fine Art Auction Seeking Works by Geli Korzhev and other Russian Artists

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/08/2016 12:00 AM

On behalf of important clients, we are looking for works by Geli Korzhev, Alexander Deineka, Yuri Pimenov, Alexander Gerasimovas well as other exemplary works of the Soviet masters. Please contact their specialists for free and confidential valuation at russian@macdougallauction.com Forthcoming sale: 30 November 2016, 10:30 Auction of Important Russian Art Accepting consignments Read More

AUCTION: NOSTALGIA. Before and After. A Collection of Unique Polaroids by Andrey Tarkovsky at Bonhams London, 6 October

AUCTION: NOSTALGIA. Before and After. A Collection of Unique Polaroids by Andrey Tarkovsky at Bonhams London, 6 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/08/2016 12:00 AM

The definitive collection of Polaroids taken by the legendary filmmaker Andrey Tarkovsky (1932-1986) will come to auction for the first time in a stand-alone sale, Nostalgia: Before and After – Important Polaroids by Andrey Tarkovsky, at Bonhams London on 6 October 2016. The photographs – 257 Polaroids in total, are divided into 29 lots containing […] Read More

AUCTION: Russian Drawings, Rare Books, and Soviet Paintings at Shapiro Auction (Online), 20 August 2016

AUCTION: Russian Drawings, Rare Books, and Soviet Paintings at Shapiro Auction (Online), 20 August 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/08/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Drawings, Rare Books, and Soviet Paintings  at Shapiro Auction (Online), 20 August, 10 AM EDT Discover Soviet art and books at Shapiro Auctions. Over 230 no reserve lots of Russian drawings, rare books and Soviet paintings. A timed, online-only auction available through Invaluable. Bid on any lot at any time until the auction times […] Read More

AUCTION: Collection of Prince Felix Yusupov and his wife Princess Irina of Russia at Hôtel Drouot, 4 November 2016

AUCTION: Collection of Prince Felix Yusupov and his wife Princess Irina of Russia at Hôtel Drouot, 4 November 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/08/2016 12:00 AM

Collection of Prince Felix Yusupov and his wife Princess Irina of Russia at Hôtel Drouot, 9 Rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France 4 November, 2 pm  A regal collection    More than 120 personal and historic items belonging to the Prince and Princess Yusupov will be offered for sale during this auction. Preserved by Victor Contreras, a […] Read More

OPPORTUNITY: MacDougall’s Fine Art Auction seeking works by Yuri Pimenov

OPPORTUNITY: MacDougall’s Fine Art Auction seeking works by Yuri Pimenov

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/07/2016 12:00 AM

MacDougall’s Fine Art Auction seeking works by Yuri Pimenov On behalf of an important client, MacDougall’s is looking for works with distinguished provenance by Yuri Pimenov Please contact their specialists for free and confidential valuation at russian@macdougallauction.com MacDougall’s will be having their Auction of Important Russian Art on 30 November 2016.    Read More

AUCTION: SPACE HISTORY at Bonhams New York, 20 July

AUCTION: SPACE HISTORY at Bonhams New York, 20 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/07/2016 12:00 AM

SPACE HISTORY At Bonhams New York 20 July at 1pm ETD Bonhams announces the Space History auction, to take place in New York on July 20, the 47th anniversary of the first documenting events ranging from the dawn of the space race to the end of the Cold War era, including the flown artefacts from […] Read More

JOB: Bilingual Assistant / Russian Art Cataloguer at MacDougall’s Fine Art Auctions

JOB: Bilingual Assistant / Russian Art Cataloguer at MacDougall’s Fine Art Auctions

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/07/2016 12:00 AM

MacDougall’s is the only fine art auction house to specialise exclusively in Russian art. The biannual sales during London’s Russian Art Week in June and December feature works by Russian masters from the 19th to the 21st century, works on paper, icons and works of art. They were the first international auction house with a representative […] Read More

AUCTION: Discover Soviet Art & Books at Shapiro Auctions, 15 July

AUCTION: Discover Soviet Art & Books at Shapiro Auctions, 15 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/07/2016 12:00 AM

Discover Soviet Art & Books At Shapiro Auctions Online via Invaluable 15 July at 10am EST   200 No Reserve Lots of Fine & Rare Books and Early Soviet Paintings Please visit the website to browse the sale catalogue.  Read More

AUCTION: Invitation to consign to MacDougall’s Russian Art, Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons Auction – 30 November 2016

AUCTION: Invitation to consign to MacDougall’s Russian Art, Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons Auction – 30 November 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/06/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Art, Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons Auction 30 November 2016, 10:30, London Following the success of our June Russian Art sale, which saw a masterpiece by Ivan Aivazovsky achieve the highest price for the artist at the Russian Art Week 2016, MacDougall’s is now seeking consignments for the next auction. If you wish to consign, […] Read More

AUCTION RESULTS: RISING FROM THE RUINS?  RUSSIAN AUCTIONS SPROUT TIMID SHOOTS OF RECOVERY, by Simon Hewitt

AUCTION RESULTS: RISING FROM THE RUINS? RUSSIAN AUCTIONS SPROUT TIMID SHOOTS OF RECOVERY, by Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 24/06/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Auction Week in London 6-8 June 2016 RISING FROM THE RUINS? RUSSIAN AUCTIONS SPROUT TIMID SHOOTS OF RECOVERY BY SIMON HEWITT INTERNATIONAL EDITOR THE MOOD IN LONDON ahead of this June’s Russian Auction Week was downbeat. Erarta had just become the latest London gallery specializing in Russian art to close. Maxim Boxer had stopped […] Read More

FOR SALE: A near complete run of Sovetskii Teatr. Soviet Theater magazine, 1930 – 1936, Productive Arts

FOR SALE: A near complete run of Sovetskii Teatr. Soviet Theater magazine, 1930 – 1936, Productive Arts

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/06/2016 12:00 AM

Published by the Organ Upravleniia Teatram i Narkomprosa RSFSR i TsK Rabis. [Administration of Theater by the Narkompros Agency of the RSFSR & TsK Rabis] through April 1936; thereafter by the Organ Vsesoiuznoro Komiteta Po Delam Iskusstv Pri Sovnarkome SSSR [Administration of the All-Union Committee on the Arts]. Moscow. Offered here is a near complete […] Read More

ARTICLE: Russian Art and Culture is featured in The Art Newspaper article on Russian Art Market

ARTICLE: Russian Art and Culture is featured in The Art Newspaper article on Russian Art Market

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 13/06/2016 12:00 AM

Russian art sales continue to tumble, by Ermanno Rivetti   Fine art and decorative art at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, MacDougalls’s and Bonhams brought in a combined total of £16.4m, a new low since the £17.2m in December last year, according to figures from the online platform Russian Art and Culture. The London sales of Russian fine and decorative […] Read More

AUCTION RESULTS: BOTTOMING OUT: Russian Auction Slump Appears To Have Stabilized, by Simon Hewitt

AUCTION RESULTS: BOTTOMING OUT: Russian Auction Slump Appears To Have Stabilized, by Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 10/06/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Auctions in London 6-8 June 2016 RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE Post-Sale Survey BY SIMON HEWITT (INTERNATIONAL EDITOR) BOTTOMING OUT: Russian Auction Slump Appears To Have Stabilized After a lowest-ever total of £17.2m last December, takings from Russian Auction Week in London were down another 5% this June to a new low of £16.4m. There […] Read More

AUCTION RESULTS: Yakovlev Palmyra Four Times Estimate at MacDougall’s Russian Sale

AUCTION RESULTS: Yakovlev Palmyra Four Times Estimate at MacDougall’s Russian Sale

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/06/2016 12:00 AM

MacDougall’s Russian Art Auction on 8 June raised over 3.3 m Pounds, led by Alexander Yakovlev’s timely work Palmyra. His masterpiece sold for £462,000, over four times estimate, and showed the Syrian city in 1933, 80 years before ISIS destroyed much of the Roman ruins. Meanwhile a masterpiece by Ivan Aivazovsky, The Survivor, sold for […] Read More

AUCTION: Christie’s Russian Art Sale results, 6 June 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/06/2016 12:00 AM

AUCTION: Christie’s Russian Art Sale, June 6th Yesterday took place Christie’s Russian Art Sale, opening up a week of Russian Art Week auctions. Please find the highlights here.  В Лондоне завершился аукцион русского искусства Christie’s, итоговая выручка которого составила £4 431 310 / $6 350 994  Лондон – Итоговая выручка аукциона «Русское искусство» Christie’s, который прошел 6 июня в […] Read More

ARTICLE: Alexander Bogomazov: Sawn Off In His Prime, by Simon Hewitt

ARTICLE: Alexander Bogomazov: Sawn Off In His Prime, by Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 03/06/2016 12:00 AM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt outlines the extraordinary career of Alexander Bogomazov After being a focus of attention at the last two editions of TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s premier art and antiques fair, the great Ukrainian Cubo-Futurist Alexander Bogomazov will be the subject of a groundbreaking exhibition at Kiev’s National Museum next year. A selection of […] Read More

NEWS: Russian Art Week June 2016 opens in London

NEWS: Russian Art Week June 2016 opens in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/06/2016 12:00 AM

On 2 June the Russian Bookshop at Waterstones Piccadilly welcomed Russian Art Week’s VIP opening reception, organised by Russian Art and Culture together with Unicorn Publishing Group. The event attracted guests from the Russian art world, including art professionals, art collectors, museum and gallery directors, curators, and Russian Embassy representatives. Theodora Clarke, Editor and founder of Russian Art and […] Read More

AUCTION: Russian Art Sales at Sotheby’s London, 7 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/06/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Art Sale At Sotheby’s London 7 June at 10am RUSSIAN PICTURES  7 June at 1pm CONTEMPORARY EAST 7 June at 3pm RUSSIAN WORKS OF ART, FABERGÉ AND ICONS Sotheby’s Russian sales in London on 7th June will be led by one of Ivan Shishkin’s final masterpieces, At the Edge of the Pine Forest, painted a year […] Read More

AUCTION: The Russian Sale at Bonhams, 8 June

AUCTION: The Russian Sale at Bonhams, 8 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/06/2016 12:00 AM

The Russian Sale At Bonhams 8 June at 3pm An early work by Mikhail Larionov, a major force in early 20th century Russian art, is to be auctioned at Bonhams. His 1909 work, Still life with fish and flowers, is estimated at £80,000-100,000, and will feature in Bonhams’ Russian sale in London on 8 June. […] Read More

AUCTION: Russian Art, Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons & Classical Russian Photography Auctions at MacDougall’s, 8 June

AUCTION: Russian Art, Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons & Classical Russian Photography Auctions at MacDougall’s, 8 June

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 01/06/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Art, Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons Auction Classical Russian Photography Auction At MacDougall’s 8 June 2016 at 10:30am & 3pm  The forthcoming sale at MacDougall’s on 8 June 2016 features a pair of Vinogradovs discovered in South Africa. The owner’s grandfather escaped from Russia in 1918. While marketing in Riga in 1935 he […] Read More

NEWS: Russian art historian cleared of fraud over forgery sale

NEWS: Russian art historian cleared of fraud over forgery sale

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 31/05/2016 12:00 AM

Elena Basner, a Russian art historian on trial for allegedly selling a forgery of Boris Grigoriev’s painting In the Restaurant (1913), was acquitted last week by a court in St Petersburg, reports The Art Newspaper. The court ruled on 17 May that she had made a mistake as an art historian in her assessment of […] Read More

ARTICLE: WIDENING THE LENS  </br> SPECIALIST RUSSIAN PHOTO SALES HERE TO STAY, SAY MACDOUGALL’S by Simon Hewitt

ARTICLE: WIDENING THE LENS
SPECIALIST RUSSIAN PHOTO SALES HERE TO STAY, SAY MACDOUGALL’S by Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 27/05/2016 12:00 AM

JUST OVER HALF the 82 lots in MacDougall’s debut sale of Russian Photography on May 21 found takers. The auction totalled £65,740, with around 40 present in the saleroom but most of the bidding conducted over the telephone. The two principal buyers were regular clients of the firm – used to buying Russian paintings, but […] Read More

Page 1 of 8

Calendar
August 2017

<  July | September  >

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
Subscribe