Posts Tagged ‘ art world ’

Dmitri Rybolovlev

Trouble over Commissions – Dmitry Rybolovlev versus Yves Bouvier

Mar 12th, 2015 | By

Dmity Rybolovlev has launched a lawsuit in Monaco against Yves Bouvier over the size of the commissions that Bouvier charged him on the sale of some paintings. Bouvier, the Swiss businessman, owns the shipping and storage company Natural Le Coultre and is building a series of Free Ports which are gaining in popularity for the
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Works by Kazemir Malevich will be exhibited at the Tate Modern in London

Highlights of the UK-Russia Year of Culture unveiled in London

Dec 28th, 2013 | By

    2014 is the official UK-Russian Year of cultural exchange, an initiative signed by William Hague and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in March 2013.  Despite some diplomatic tensions over the last few years over 500,000 Russians have made England their home citing reasons such as safety, good schools, mild climate and sea air.
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David Zwirner

Dealers Hand – Why are so many people paying so much money for art? A profile of David Zwirner

Dec 4th, 2013 | By

An interesting profile of David Zwirner has been published in the New Yorker which gives an insight into the background and dealing practice of one today’s leading contemporary art dealers. Dealers Hand – Why are so many people paying so much money for art?  Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, Dec 2 2013. Very important people
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Auction rooms send paintings to Moscow

Nov 1st, 2013 | By

The round-the-world tour of paintings prior to auction in London or New York is becoming an increasingly common undertaking for the major auctions despite the rising cost of shipping and insurance. The Moscow Times reports below on paintings being sent to Moscow in November prior to their auction over the Christmas season:- International Auction Houses
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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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Madonna Liberis by Roerich

Russian art sales in London break previous records

Jun 13th, 2013 | By

  Russian art week was a success after a buying spree that broke several previous records with pounds 50m changing hands, the highest auction turnover since before the credit crunch recession. Dealers also reported good trade behind the scenes.  The bi-annual event saw Mayfair overflowing with Russians as they flew in from the four corners
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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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Sotheby’s and Christie’s, the Goldman Sachs of the Art World by Martin Sosnoff.

May 10th, 2012 | By

Munch The Scream lithography (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (This thoughtful article by Martin Sosnoff on the current enormous prices recently seen at the art auctions came out in Forbes). I relish evening contemporary art auctions in the Big Apple.  It gives me a feel for the breadth and intensity of bidding on specific pieces of interest. 
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‘Russian Art Shopping,’ Hermitage Magazine, St Petersburg, Summer 2008.

Feb 6th, 2010 | By

Ivan Lindsay is a private art dealer in European and Russian paintings and has established world record prices for many artists including Goya, Canaletto and Hobbema. He is also a publisher and writer and writes for the magazines Country House, Millionaire, Spears Wealth Management Survey and the Art Book Journal. The indispensability of Russia’s vast
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