Posted in: Art, Auctions, Russian art- Mar 15, 2017 Comments Off on Ivan Pokhitonov’s Masterpiece “Duck Hunters on a Lake” to be Auctioned at 25 Blythe Road on 5th April

Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov (1851-1924), Duck Hunters on a Lake
15 cm by 25 cm; 6 in by 9 3/4 in; Framed
Estimate: £60,000-£80,000

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. Read more

Posted in: Art, Auctions, Russian art- Mar 01, 2017 Comments Off on GALLERIES: MacDougall’s Open Russian Art Gallery in London on 3 March

Boris Grigoriev, Russian Peasant Woman, from the series “Visages de Russie”, 1923. PoA

MacDougall’s are delighted to announce the opening of a gallery specializing in Russian art at its London premises.… Read more

Posted in: Art, Auctions, International Column, Russian art- Dec 09, 2016 Comments Off on AUCTION RESULTS: RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE Post-Sale Report by Simon Hewitt

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, it was clear things had changed.Read more

Posted in: Art, Auctions, International Column, Russian art- Dec 07, 2016 Comments Off on AUCTION RESULTS: Back from the Brink by Simon Hewitt, November 2016

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.Read more

Posted in: Art, Auctions, Culture, Russian art- Nov 13, 2016 Comments Off on NEWS: Doyle Opens Russian Works of Art Department

NEWS: DOYLE OPENS RUSSIAN WORKS OF ART DEPARTMENT

Mark Moehrke, VP/Director, Russian Works of Art, Doyle

Mark Moehrke, VP/Director, Russian Works of Art, Doyle


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.
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Posted in: Auctions, Russian art- Oct 26, 2016 Comments Off on AUCTION: Russian Books at Pierre Bergé’s Library Sale at Sotheby’s Paris, 8-9 November
Pierre Bergé in his library / Courtesy of Sotheby's

Pierre Bergé in his library / Courtesy of Sotheby’s

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.Read more

Posted in: Art, Articles, Auctions, Culture, Interviews, Russian art- Oct 19, 2016 Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Jay Vincze, Head of London Impressionist & Modern Art at Christie’s, on Kandinsky’s ‘Rigid and Curved’, 1935
Wassily Kandinsky, Rigid and Curved, 1935 / Courtesy of Christie's

Wassily Kandinsky, Rigid and Curved, 1935 / Courtesy of Christie’s

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.Read more

Posted in: Art, Auctions, Russian art- Oct 14, 2016 Comments Off on NEWS: Two Russian Imperial Jewels of great historical importance go on view at Sotheby’s London, until 17 October.

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 importance are going on
view in Sotheby’s New Bond Street Galleries until Monday 17 October:

·         The first is one of the most important parures of antique coloured
diamond jewels to appear at auction in the last 50 years.  … Read more

Posted in: Art, Articles, Auctions, Russian art- Oct 10, 2016 Comments Off on NEWS: Russian Art + Culture Acquired by Natasha Butterwick

natasha_butterwickLONDON 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.Read more

Posted in: Art, Auctions, Russian art- Sep 21, 2016 Comments Off on AUCTION: Early Soviet posters to be featured in Kestenbaum & Company auction, 22 September
“Who is an Anti-Semite?” Text in Russian. Designed by Nikolai Denisovski. c. 1927 Estimate: $7,000-9,000 (Lot 5)

“Who is an Anti-Semite?” Text in Russian. Designed by Nikolai Denisovski. c. 1927 Estimate: $7,000-9,000 (Lot 5)

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.Read more

Posted in: Art, Auctions, Russian art- Sep 01, 2016 Comments Off on AUCTION: Important Fine & Decorative Art Auction at Shapiro Auctions, New York, 17 September
NICOLAI FECHIN, Little Native Girl / Courtesy of Shapiro Auctions

NICOLAI FECHIN, Little Native Girl / Courtesy of Shapiro Auctions

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.Read more

Posted in: Art, Auctions, Russian art- Aug 26, 2016 Comments Off on AUCTION: MacDougall’s Fine Art Auction Seeking Works by Geli Korzhev and other Russian Artists
Alexander Gerasimov, Still Life with Peonies Sold for 475,836 USD / Courtesy of MacDougall's

Alexander Gerasimov, Still Life with Peonies Sold for 475,836 USD / Courtesy of MacDougall’s

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.Read more