Art Market

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

NEWS: ArtNews on Russian Avant-Garde Research Project in London

NEWS: ArtNews on Russian Avant-Garde Research Project in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/05/2016 12:00 AM

Scandals have never been in short supply in the world of Russian avant-garde art, but the last few years have seen a bumper crop, with the controversial arrest of a respected Russian curator on fraud charges and, more recently, the attempt by the Russian Ministry of Culture to ban a book full of reproductions of […] Read More

AUCTION: Contemporary East Auction at Sotheby’s, 7 June

AUCTION: Contemporary East Auction at Sotheby’s, 7 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/05/2016 12:00 AM

“Contemporary East” Comes to London Auction Post-War Art from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the Caucasus Introduced to International Auction for the first time SALE 7 JUNE 2016 EXHIBITION IN LONDON 3-6 JUNE Sotheby’s “Contemporary East” sale in London on 7th June, will introduce works by many post-war artists from across Central and Eastern Europe, Russia […] Read More

AUCTION: Posters from Russia and the USSR by AntikBar, 28 May

AUCTION: Posters from Russia and the USSR by AntikBar, 28 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/05/2016 12:00 AM

Posters from Russia and the USSR by AntikBar Online, 28 May at 5pm AntikBar‘s next online auction will feature a selection of propaganda and advertising posters from Tzarist Russia and the USSR. The majority of the posters in this auction are propaganda posters issued in the Soviet Union, some under Joseph Stalin. There are several examples of […] Read More

AUCTIONS: Russian Art Sale at Shapiro Auctions, New York, 21 May

AUCTIONS: Russian Art Sale at Shapiro Auctions, New York, 21 May

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

Russian Art Sale At Shapiro Auctions, New York 21 May at 10am EST Shapiro Auctions is pleased to announce its May sale of Fine and Decorative art, taking place on May 21st, 2016 in two parts: the Russian fine and decorative art sale will start at 10am EST, followed by the European and International sale starting […] Read More

ARTICLE: SKEWERED CHASHNIK </br> FRENCH AUCTION-FIRM GRILLED OVER AVANT-GARDE IMBROGLIO, by Simon Hewitt

ARTICLE: SKEWERED CHASHNIK
FRENCH AUCTION-FIRM GRILLED OVER AVANT-GARDE IMBROGLIO, by Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 10/05/2016 12:00 AM

To mark the 2016 Authentication In Art congress (May 11-13) in The Hague, where London dealer James Butterwick will lecture on Mass Deception & The Russian Avant-Garde, our International Editor reports on a recent saleroom controversy in Paris * AN AUCTION staged in Paris this March has written another unedifying chapter in the art market […] Read More

ARTICLE: OPPORTUNIST THINKING: MacDougall’s Enter The Frame, by Simon Hewitt

ARTICLE: OPPORTUNIST THINKING: MacDougall’s Enter The Frame, by Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 25/04/2016 12:00 AM

WHEN REPORTING on Russian Week last December, I predicted that the London auction-houses might soon be looking at changes in approach to counter the current slump. Now MacDougall’s are doing just that. Their foray into Photography, which gets underway at 2:00pm on Saturday May 21, is partly down to lateral thinking, partly down to opportunism. […] Read More

AUCTION: Russian Art Sale at Lempertz Berlin, 30 April

AUCTION: Russian Art Sale at Lempertz Berlin, 30 April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/04/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Art Sale At Lempertz Berlin Poststr. 22 , 10178 Berlin 30 April at 2:30pm On 30 April at 2.30 pm the second part of the Berlin auction will begin, concentrating this year again on Russia. 67 pieces of porcelain from the Schargorodskij collection will be offered for auction in an individual illustrated catalogue. The high value […] Read More

ARTICLE: Press Freedom Index Slams Russia, by Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 23/04/2016 12:00 AM

A ‘Level of Persecution Not Seen For Decades’ RUSSIA RANKS a modest 148th in the latest World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders on April 20. The report talks grimly of Russia’s ‘draconian laws, website blocking and a stifling atmosphere for independent journalists’ with ‘pressure on independent media growing steadily since Vladimir Putin’s […] Read More

NEWS: MacDougall’s Open New International Photography Department

NEWS: MacDougall’s Open New International Photography Department

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/04/2016 12:00 AM

MacDougall Auctions, one of the three top Auctioneers of Russian art in the world, has announced the opening of a new department of international photography. On 21 May it will have an inaugural sale, The World through Pilgrims’ Eyes, Rare 19th and 20th Century Photography Auction. All works come from two important European collections of photography; most of […] Read More

AUCTION: Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art at Sotheby’s New York, 15 April

AUCTION: Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art at Sotheby’s New York, 15 April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/04/2016 12:00 AM

Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art At Sotheby’s New York 15 April   Sotheby’s is pleased to offer a superb selection of American, European and English silver and vertu, ceramics, and Russian works of art, with an emphasis on private collections, including several single-owner sequences. Silver and vertu highlights include an important […] Read More

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