Archive for January, 2014

Goncharova exhibition at Tretyakov Gallery

Jan 9th, 2014 | By

The Russian Avant Garde is full of fakes.  This is common knowledge.  All periods of art suffer from fakes.  Michelangelo faked antique sculpture, Vermeer copied Italian Baroque paintings until his own paintings became sellable.  In fact copying the works of earlier painters was part of art school’s teaching up until modern times.  So this is
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Mikhail Sokolov’s ‘Oarswoman’ (1930s)

Sotheby’s Soviet Sport exhibition continues to attract attention

Jan 6th, 2014 | By

Soviet Art, much derided in the West as second-rate propaganda, is being shown at Sotheby’s in an exhibition dedicated to Soviet Sport.  Soviet period painting and sculpture was often very good and has long been due a reassessment.  Now the supply of earlier Russian Art is drying up it seems that Sotheby’s has finally decided
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