Posts Tagged ‘ Russian art market. ’

The Bookshop at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.

Garage to open new Library on History of Russian Contemporary Art

Sep 8th, 2014 | By

  Amid the doom and gloom of escalating US-Russo sanctions and Contemporary Art galleries closing in Moscow a rare piece of good news is that the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is to open the first public library in Moscow devoted to Contemporary Art. The Garage, founded in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova, already has an
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Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federations arrived in London in Janaury 2014 to inaugurate the UK-Russian Year of Cultural Exchange.

2014 UK-Russia year of Cultural Exchange ends in a whimper

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

                        It all started so well for the 2014 UK-Russia year of cultural exchange with a dazzling series of events planned in Moscow and London including Pavlova, Nijinsky, Chekhov, Nabokov, Gagarin, Young British Artists, James Bond and Francis Bacon.  There were to be events
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The art market at entry level, paintings for sale on the railings in Green Park, London.

The year ahead in the art market

Aug 28th, 2014 | By

                              There is so much noise swirling around in the art market today that it is easy to become distracted.  Endless PR from the auction houses about their record prices and endless drivel written by journalists who have no zero understanding
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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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'Laocoon and his sons,' Marble, possibly Greek Helenistic Baroque, possibly Roman, possibly 16th century and by Michaelangelo.  Discovered in Rome in 1506.

Calls to Clean up Russian Art Market

Jul 16th, 2014 | By

  The Russian Avant Garde is full of fakes.  This is common knowledge and anyone who buys such works with no provenance at a fraction of their real value should not be suprised when they discover they have bought fakes.  The real paintings are well documented and very expensive.  If you are uncertain then a
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Kazimir Malevich, 'Head of a Peasant,' Sotheby's pounds 2,098,500.

Results of Russian Art Week June 2014

Jun 26th, 2014 | By

  Russian Art Week June 2014 Results With Russian art week over the art market is sliding into its usual summer torpor in which it will stay until the early autumn.  Clients head for their yachts and villas and art world professionals take off on holiday and hatch plans for the autumn.   As predicted problems
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Nikolai Roerich, The Signal Fires of Peace, 100 x 155cm, 1917, pounds 800,000 - 1,200,000. Bonhams, 4th June 2014.

Russian Art Week arrives in London

May 26th, 2014 | By

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
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New US sanctions against Russia announced

Apr 29th, 2014 | By

Igor Sechin, 49, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia. The US Treasury, closely followed by the European Union announced yesterday a further round of sanctions on various Russian companies and individuals.  The full list as published by the US Treasury is listed below:- Clearly this is not a good development for the Russian Art Market which
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Vladimir Putin emerges form a dive at Phanagoria(the ancient Palace of Mithradates) in 2011 with 2 ancient urns.

Hope now that Russia will protect Crimea’s ancient sites

Apr 27th, 2014 | By

                        The Crimea has suffered from illegal looting of its ancient sites for years.  The former Ukrainian authorities, one of the most corrupt in the world (according to the Russians and little disputed by the European Union), had little political will or financial power
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Deineka's 'Young Engineer', 150 x 101cm

Sotheby’s to test the market for Soviet period paintings in June

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Sotheby’s have announced they are to sell a selection of paintings from the collection of the Confederation of Artists Union(formerly the Artists Union) in the sale ‘Important Russian Art’ in London on the 2nd and 3rd June.   The Artists Union have some very good paintings as most of the leading Soviet painters were members
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