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Viewers examined works presented by a number of prominent Moscow galleries at last year’s Art Moscow fair.

17th Art Moscow Fair opens with New Format

Sep 19th, 2013 | By

  Moscow Times 17 September 2013 | Issue 5215 By D. Garrison Golubock   Art Moscow Viewers examined works presented by a number of prominent Moscow galleries at last year’s Art Moscow fair. When the Art Moscow fair first opened 17 years ago, it was truly a one of a kind event, a fair intended to bring together foreign and Russian galleries,
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Focus on the London Art Market

Jun 28th, 2013 | By

The following article on the London Art Market was published by Art Media Agency ( and contains a good overview of London’s art maket and its status versus that of New York. Focus on the London Art Market London, 27 June 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). Following the end of Art Basel and the first exciting
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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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Tefaf and Sotheby’s link up for push into China

Mar 24th, 2013 | By

  Sotheby’s has partnered with Tefaf, the European Fine Art Fair, which finishes today in Maastricht, to launch an art fair in Beijing in September 2014. Tefaf said they were “exploring the possibilities” of developing the event via Sotheby’s joint venture with GeHua, which will enable it to hold sales in the Beijing Freeport and
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Maria Baibakova, new Strategic Director of Artspace. Image courtesy Nikolay Zverkov.

Artspace names Maria Baibakova new Strategy Director

Mar 12th, 2013 | By

Art Radar Asia – March 1, 2013 At 27, Maria Baibakova is adding another entry to an already impressive resume. In a bid to expand its global reach,, an online marketplace for contemporary art sales, revealed on 19 February 2013 that it has appointed Russian collector Maria Baibakova as Strategic Director. The move highlights a trend towards the
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An Introduction to Collecting by Ivan Lindsay

Feb 2nd, 2010 | By

Collecting art dates back to classical antiquity. The Romans collected Greek sculpture and, when no original was available, commissioned copies of famous works. Paintings, too, were collected but none have survived except for Egyptian Mummy portraits and Roman wall decoration. In the Dark Ages the concept of the individual artist was lost, but not the
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