Journal

Art of the Soviet Union Book successfully launched at Hatchard’s of Piccadilly

The Art of the Soviet Union four volume box set was successfully launched at Hatchards in Piccadilly on the 5th June.  The event was organized by Russian Art and Culture (RAAC) , Hatchards and the Unicorn Press.  The co-authors, Rena Lavery and Ivan Lindsay, who have published over 20 books and exhibition catalogues between them,
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Art of the Soviet Union is published

The Art of the Soviet Union has been published by the Unicorn Press and is now available is book shops (Waterstones, Hatchards etc) and on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Art-Soviet-Union-Box-Set/dp/1910787892/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1527262887&sr=8-3&keywords=art+of+the+Soviet+Union The series is available as a box set or each volume can be bought individually.  Artworks from the Russian Museum and Tretyakov Gallery have been used as well
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A new Series of books published on Russian art of the Soviet period

Ivan Lindsay and Rena Lavery have co-produced and co-authored a new Series of books on Soviet art, ‘Art of the Soviet Union.’  There are 4 volumes on Landscapes, Still Lives, Portraits and Nudes covering paintings and sculpture. The Series is published by the Unicorn Press and edited by Katia Kapushesky. There will a book launch
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Articles

Will aggressive activist investors shake up Sotheby’s? Ivan Lindsay investigates for Spears WMS Magazine
Shareholders list their demands to Sotheby's CEO William Ruprecht

BIDDING WARSotheby’s finds itself locked in a battle with Dan Loeb, one of New York’s most aggressive fund managers. Loeb, 51, who refers to himself as an ‘activist investor’ (the current term for corporate raider), has built up a 9.3 per cent stake in the 269-year-old auctioneer using his Third Point LLC. Sotheby’s first realised
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Should Detroit sell off its art?
Visitors walk past Breughel's 'Wedding Dance' in the Detroit Intitute of Art

  The City of Detroit is bust.  Selling off its exceptional hoard of art treasures could fix it – but not without complicated and legal consequences.   Ivan Lindsay, The Good Life/ Art, Spears WMS Magazine, Issue No. 35, December 2013.         ON 18 JULY, Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, seeking
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Essays

Sotheby’s and Christie’s, the Goldman Sachs of the Art World by Martin Sosnoff.

Munch The Scream lithography (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (This thoughtful article by Martin Sosnoff on the current enormous prices recently seen at the art auctions came out in Forbes). I relish evening contemporary art auctions in the Big Apple.  It gives me a feel for the breadth and intensity of bidding on specific pieces of interest. 
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Framing of Old Master paintings by Paul Mitchell
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Introduction In contemplating an Old Master painting, the frame is generally taken for granted. It is a fait accompli, and most of us may be unaware of how powerfully the frame can influence our perception and enjoyment of the picture within. The marriage of the two may be harmonious or discordant, enhancing or depressing, or
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