Russian Art Week arrives in London

May 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Journal

Nikolai Roerich, The Signal Fires of Peace, 100 x 155cm, 1917, pounds 800,000 - 1,200,000. Bonhams, 4th June 2014.

Russian art week starts next week in London, 2nd – 6th June.  This bi-annual event, held in May and November, features a series of auctions by the leading Russian art auctioneer’s (Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Macdougall’s and Bonham’s) and various lectures, events and dealer exhibitions.  This year, the event is part of the 2014 UK-Russia Year of Culture, an initiative sponsored by the British Council and the Russian Embassy.  This incorporates ballet, opera, art exhibitions and other cultural events and so far has been a great success.  Whilst the two nations enjoy a year of cultural exchange events in Ukraine have caused sabre rattling and sanctions on the political front.

There is a good selection of paintings, sculpture and porcelain to choose from and prices should be healthy as tensions in the Ukraine appear to be  subsiding.

For a good overview of what’s on offer during the week see the Russian Art and Culture’s guide:-

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