THIS WAS THE DULLEST Russian Auction Week anyone can remember…. Our International Editor Simon Hewitt presents a comprehensive overview of Russian art sales that have taken place in London earlier this June. With Anglo-Russian relations at an all-time low, there had never been a less encouraging time to consign. A number of Moscow collectors stayed […]Read More
Russian Auctions in London 4-6 June 2018 Statistical Summary. By our International editor Simon Hewitt.
AFTER A HEALTHY rebound last November, Russian auction sales jagged down 41% this week to total £23.9m. A lack of frontline consignments – rather than the absence of several heavyweight Moscow buyers due to visa difficulties – was the principal cause.Read More
Over a frenzied 56-hour period from June 4-6 Christie’s, Sotheby’s, MacDougall’s and Bonhams will be holding their usual spate of Russian sales – and hoping to pursue the market-upturn discernible last November. One difference this time out: MacDougall’s viewing and auction will take place at The Mall Galleries near Admiralty Arch, as their King Charles II Street premises are being redeveloped. Meanwhile Bruun Rasmussen will again be adding a continental take by staging their own Russian Sale in Copenhagen on June 8.Read More