Posts Tagged ‘ Institute of Russian Realist Art ’

Sotheby's, London, sold Georgy Nisski's 'Over the Snowy Fields' to Alexey Ananyev in June 2014 listing the owner as The Union of Artists.

Russian art exports freeze up as Culture Ministry launches criminal probe into International Confederation of Artists Unions.

May 8th, 2017 | By

Over the last 10 years various people, supposedly having access to the paintings of the former Soviet Artists Union, have approached me. This body was a sort of Trade Union for Soviet Artists (without any rights) to which artists donated artworks. Many of the items were poorly stored, or had been rolled, and appeared to
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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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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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Olga Vaulina's 'Wrestlers' of 1930

Soviet Art Soviet Sport, exhibition opens at Sotheby’s

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By

An exhibition devoted to Soviet Sporting art has just opened at Sotheby’s in London.  ‘Soviet Art Soviet Sport’ will be showing December 19, 2013 – January 14, 2014 and is drawn from the holdings of the Institute of Russian Realist Art and various private collections.  The Institute of Realist Art has been formed by Alexey
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