Archive for November, 2012

Russian art sales week starts November 25th in London

Nov 17th, 2012 | By

MacDougall’s auction house kicks off London’s Russian sales week with its auction on November 25th.  This week of sales devoted to Russian art happens twice a year…the other week is in late June, and it brings many of those interested in acquiring Russian works of art to London.  The sales consist of paintings, sculpture and
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Contemporary Art Market defies gravity…for now

Nov 16th, 2012 | By

Christie and Sotheby’s achieved a billion dollars in sales this week in two New York record sales of contemporary art.  This area of the art market suffered badly in the early days of the recession but appears to have made a stellar recovery.  However, many dealers are nervous about these astonishing prices being paid whilst
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Dasha moves the Garage

Nov 15th, 2012 | By

Dasha Zhukova, the glamorous girlfriend of Roman Abramovich and leading Contemporary Art Collector and Curator is moving her Garage Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow from the converted bus terminal designed by constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov to a former restaurant in Gorky Park.  The transformation of the restaurant into an art gallery has been entrusted
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Titian's Diana and Actaeon fine art

What Happens to Royal and Private Art Collections During Revolutions? Spears WMS Magazine

Nov 9th, 2012 | By

Ivan Lindsay, Tuesday, 6th November 2012 First Against the Wall Historically, when revolutions came, private art collections were dispersed almost as quickly as their owners were dispatched. THE RECENT BOOM in business at the free ports of Switzerland, Singapore and elsewhere indicates that art collectors are becoming increasingly concerned about where to keep their art.
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