Archive for July, 2014


Socialist Realism: socialist in content, capitalist in price.

Jul 25th, 2014 | By

  July 24, 2014.  Yulia Vinogradova, Russia beyond the Headlines One would have thought that paintings depicting brawny workers and peasant women and promoting the Soviet ideology should have become a thing of the past, together with the rest of the USSR. However, the opposite is the case: The Soviet Union is no more but
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'Laocoon and his sons,' Marble, possibly Greek Helenistic Baroque, possibly Roman, possibly 16th century and by Michaelangelo.  Discovered in Rome in 1506.

Calls to Clean up Russian Art Market

Jul 16th, 2014 | By

  The Russian Avant Garde is full of fakes.  This is common knowledge and anyone who buys such works with no provenance at a fraction of their real value should not be suprised when they discover they have bought fakes.  The real paintings are well documented and very expensive.  If you are uncertain then a
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