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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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Somerset House's facade on the Strand. Built in 1776 by Sir William Chambers the fine Neoclassical building is home to the Courtauld Institute.

Russian art history has been hijacked by the West

Feb 7th, 2017 | By

  Many Russian Art historians, in Russia, are puzzled by the slew of art exhibitions being organized in the West this year as a celebration of the 1917 Russian Revolution, an event that triggered the 70 year Communist Era that brought brutality, poverty, death and terror. Russia itself, having actually experienced the trauma of 1917,
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"Salvator Mundi," a depiction of Christ, supposedly by Leonardo, sold through Sotheby's to Bouvier in 2013 for US$80m who then sold it it a few days later to a Russian billionaire for a US$47.5m profit, according to Court Papers.

Rybolovlev versus Bouvier case coming to trial in Singapore and dealers prepare to sue Sotheby’s over the “Leonardo” of ‘Salvator Mundi.’

Nov 30th, 2016 | By

The Rybolovlev versus Bouvier affair is shortly coming to trial in the Singapore International Commercial Court, a new court established in Singapore in January 2015 to settle commercial litigation involved in cross border disputes.   Bouvier tried unsuccessfully to have the case heard in Switzerland but Singapore’s Senior Judge, Lai Siu Chiu, handed down a
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Matryoshka radio interviews Ivan Lindsay

Nov 29th, 2016 | By

Irene Kukota of Matryoshka Radio interviews Ivan Lindsay at Waterstones in Piccadilly at the launch of his new book, Masterpieces of Soviet Painting and Sculpture (Russian language).  



Revolution

Ivan Lindsay talks REVOLUTION with Margy Kinmonth

Nov 14th, 2016 | By

Country & Town House magazine Q&A: Margy Kinmonth talks Revolution – New Art for a New World Ivan Lindsay interviews Margy Kinmonth, the award winning film director, for C&TH Revolution- New Art for a New World is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian
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Patriarch Kirill greeting Ivan Lindsay at the Cavalry and Guards Club.

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow visits London

Nov 9th, 2016 | By

In October His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, visited London.  The official reason for the visit was to mark the 300th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox presence in the British Isles.  The Patriarch is the spiritual leader of over 150m people.  The Patriarch met with the
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Konstantin Yuon, Domes and Swallows, 1921, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Interview: Ivan Lindsay on Masterpieces of Soviet Art

Oct 28th, 2016 | By

Russian Art and Culture, September 29th, 2016. Ivan Lindsay is a London-based art dealer and writer specialising in 20th century Russian paintings and sculpture with a particular interest in art created during the Soviet period. Our Editor, Theodora Clarke, talked to Ivan about his recent book, ‘Masterpieces of Soviet Painting and Sculpture,’ which will be launched on 10 October at Waterstones
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'Masterpieces of Soviet painting and sculpture,' Unicorn Press, London, English and Russian language editions, hardback, September 2016, edited by Rena Lavery and Ivan Lindsay.

‘Masterpieces of Soviet Painting and Sculpture’ Can Hardly Be Bettered – A review of our new book

Oct 24th, 2016 | By

Pop Matters – A review of ‘Masterpieces of Soviet Painting and Sculpture’   BY CRAIG OWEN JONES 19 August 2016 This handsome volume has the purpose of bringing to prominence the works of some of the greatest Soviet artists and sculptors active from the ‘20s to the ‘90s. This is a startlingly broad remit, even
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'Masterpieces of Soviet painting and sculpture,' Unicorn Press, London, English and Russian language editions, hardback, September 2016,  edited by Rena Lavery and Ivan Lindsay.

EVENT: 1917: 100 YEARS ON – REFLECTIONS ON ART IN THE SOVIET UNION. THEN AND NOW at The Russian Bookshop, Waterstones Piccadilly, 10 October

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By

1917: 100 YEARS ON – REFLECTIONS ON ART IN THE SOVIET UNION. THEN AND NOW ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION with IVAN LINDSAY, JOHN MILNER AND MARGY KINMONTH Monday 10th October 5.30-6.30pm At The Russian Bookshop, Waterstones, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD The Russian Bookshop at Waterstones and Russian Art and Culture are delighted to present a roundtable
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Ivan Lindsay interviewed by Tvoya Istoriya

Sep 28th, 2016 | By

Tvoya Istoriya, the Russian Federal project about people in Russian culture published an interview with Ivan Lindsay to learn more about his new book, Masterpieces of Soviet paintings and sculpture, which is to be launched at Waterstones Bookshop in Piccadilly at a book launch/panel discussion on 10th October: – Ivan Lindsay — the author of
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