Archive for May, 2013

Nicolas Roerich, 'Sanctuaries and Citadels,' 1925, Oil on canvas laid down on board, 25 3/4 x 38ins, pounds 500,000 - 700,000, Christie's 3rd June.

Russian art week coming up in London, May 31st – 7th June

May 20th, 2013 | By

Russian week in London is once again upon us and, with the current strength of the Russian economy and worldwide stock markets achieving new highs, promises to be  another record-breaking event. Auctions of rare and valuable Russian paintings, icons, Fabergé and works of art will be held at the four major auction houses which cover
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Jackson Pollock's 'Number 19.'

Christie’s sale ‘Highest in art history.’ Time to run for the exits…

May 18th, 2013 | By

Christie’s contemporary art sale in New York raised US$495m.  Even Christie’s themselves described the result as “staggering.”  The sale included works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichenstein and Jackson Pollock and established 16 new world auction records with nine works selling for more than US$10m and 23 for more than US$5m. The top lot was Pollock’s
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Still Life with fruit by Ilya Mashkov

Russians active in record spring auctions of Impressionists and Contemporary art

May 16th, 2013 | By

Christie’s contemporary art auction set a record this week of US$495m whilst Sotheby’s brought in US$293m.  A few days earlier their sales of Impressionist and Modern art had also brought in hundreds of millions.  The New York Times has recently decided the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben. S. Benanke is now a major patron of the
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Russian art center stage in London

May 1st, 2013 | By

London is furthering its claim to be the centre of the Russian art market with exhibitions and its bi annual sales of Russian art at the leading auction rooms.  A recent article by Simon Hewitt in the Huffington Post discussing this and the current exhibitions is listed below.  The article focuses on the non-conformist art of
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