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

Jul 6th, 2018 | By

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

May 25th, 2018 | By

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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Country and Town House Magazine – Article, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, The Nude in Soviet Art by Ivan Lindsay

May 12th, 2018 | By

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A new Series of books published on Russian art of the Soviet period

May 7th, 2018 | By

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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Leonardo's Salvator Mundi just set a new world record for a painting costing its new owner an astonishing US$450,000,000.

Alchemy as Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi sells for an astonishing US$450m

Nov 18th, 2017 | By

It is official, the young hot shots in Christie’s contemporary art department are marketing geniuses and in the art world is now operating in the post-truth era. Post-truth follows post-idea, a theory popular in liberal circles in the US that big ideas are no longer sought after and have become elusive. Ideas seem smaller, not
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Vladimir Nekrasov, second from right, feeling the pain of losing his Korzhev's. Zelfira Tregulova, on the right, director of the Tretakov Gallery, Valdimir Medinsky on the left, Russian Minister of Culture and Yevgeny Gerasimov of the Duma (second left) receiving the Korzhevs at the Tretyakov as part of the annual Art Night Festival.

Tretyakov receives gift of Vladimir Nekrasov’s Korzhevs

Nov 10th, 2017 | By

The Tretyakov and Russian Ministry of Culture have announced they have received a precious gift of 32 paintings and two graphic works by Geli Korzhev from the collector and businessman, Vladimir Nekrasov. Geli Mikhailovic Korzhev (July 7th 1925 – August 27th 2012) was one of the most prominent of the Russian post-war artists and a
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Leonardo's Salvator Mundi

Leonardo’s troubled Salvator Mundi hits the block

Oct 27th, 2017 | By

Just when you thought this story couldn’t get any stranger ‘Leonardo’s’ Salvator Mundi has been consigned to Christie’s by Dmitri Rybolovlev and his Trusts and hits the block as a ‘special lot’ in a Post – War and Contemporary Art Evening sale in New York on 15th November.  Yes, that’s a Contemporary Art Sale. Unless
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Sotheby's, London, sold Georgy Nisski's 'Over the Snowy Fields' to Alexey Ananyev in June 2014 listing the owner as The Union of Artists.

Russian art exports freeze up as Culture Ministry launches criminal probe into International Confederation of Artists Unions.

May 8th, 2017 | By

Over the last 10 years various people, supposedly having access to the paintings of the former Soviet Artists Union, have approached me. This body was a sort of Trade Union for Soviet Artists (without any rights) to which artists donated artworks. Many of the items were poorly stored, or had been rolled, and appeared to
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Dimitry Rybolovlev will now face off against Yves Bouvier in Switzerland as Singapore has declined to try the case.

Singapore sends Rybolovlev versus Bouvier case back to Switzerland

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

A Singapore Court, which was about to start deliberating over the long-running Rybolovlev versus Bouvier saga, has directed the case back to Switzerland, in a move that is seen to be more helpful to Bouvier who has previously sought to have the case tried in Switzerland. The background to the case has been widely reported
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A lady considers the Tkachev brothers 1956 painting 'Laundresses' at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

Art is the answer but what is the question?

Mar 9th, 2017 | By

While all the talking heads are poring over the just-released TEFAF 2017 Art Market Report (yawn…) one wonders who really looks and thinks about art any more. For those interested in number crunching the report it can be found here http://1uyxqn3lzdsa2ytyzj1asxmmmpt.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TEFAF-Art-Market-Report-20173.pdf Today’s endless art courses teach branding and tie-ups between contemporary artists and luxury goods
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