Posts Tagged ‘ russian art buying ’

Portrait of a gentleman by Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Russian buyers claim one third of recent Old Master paintings Lots

Dec 13th, 2013 | By

According to Colin Gleadell in the Luxury section of London’s Telegraph newspaper Russian buyers were out in force at the recent Old Master sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in London.  Russian buyers have mainly stuck to Russian art over the last 2o years but it may that they are finally starting to persue other art categories
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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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Christie’s and Sotheby’s go head to head in China but avoid Russia

Apr 13th, 2013 | By

Whilst Sotheby’s have entered into a partnership with the government associated auction house GeHua Christie’s have managed to obtain a license to operate independently and are holding their first auction in Shanghai later in the year. It is very hard to obtain true figures of turnover in the Chinese art market because sales are often
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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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Positive mood at Tefaf at Maastricht and healthy early sales

Mar 20th, 2013 | By

The Fine Art Fair at Maastricht is the first big art fair of the year and tends to be a barometer of the mood in the art market.  Initial reports indicate that the strong results seen in the auction rooms are continuing at Maastricht and the mood of dealers is good with artworks, artifacts and
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‘Art lovers of the World Unite’, Russian collectors awake, Spears WMS Magazine, Issue No. 7, Spring 2008.

Dec 26th, 2009 | By

By Ivan Lindsay. Anyone working in mining, metals, diamonds, oil and gas, timber or up-market property is now dealing with the Russians on a regular basis. The marriage of Russian resources to Western consumers is creating huge fortunes and some of this excess capital is helping drive the already overheated Western art market and create
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