Auction «The Art and History of Russia» in the hotel Druo (Paris)
ARTinvestment.RU   06 мая 2008

In Paris on May 14, will auction «Art and History of Russia», which will be a unique selection of works by Russian artists of the twentieth century

in Paris on 14 May will be bidding «Art and History of Russia», which will be a unique selection of works by Russian artists of the twentieth century. Tenders will organize the auction house Lombrail-Teucquam, part of the holding Drouot. For several years in a row, twice a year Lombrail-Teucquam holds auctions of Russian art. Last November, the Russian bid Lombrail-Teucquam attracted unprecedented attention to Russian buyers. Perhaps this is connected with the fact that besides the traditional works of Russian art of XIX - XX centuries, at an auction was presented and contemporary art.

At the auction on May 14 exhibited paintings and drawings are now highly sought-nonconformists, including Nemukhin Vladimir, Vladimir Вейсберга and Anatoly Zverev. Notably, the prices are low (which is a hallmark of French auctions).

The focus in the formation of the lots for auction «Art and History of Russia» was made primarily on the relationship between Russia and France. It is therefore represented by so many artists of emigrants, including those who went to study in Paris at the beginning of XX century, was living in France, as well as those who fled here from the revolution. In strings of things nonconformists also includes works by artists, now living in France.

Among the top auction lots worth noting «Nude» Sergei Sudeikin (estimeyt - 15-20 thousand euros) - very unusual for an artist, sharp work. Interesting, and two with impeccable provenansom Vladimir Nemukhin of a series «The controversy with the avant-garde»: «Jack Kazimierz» (15-17 thousand euros) and «Прикуп» (12-13 thousand euros).

Creativity Anatoly Zverev is represented by several works, including pastels «Nude girl with a basket». Typically, provenans appearing at the French auction items is easy to see nonconformists: more often than not they were purchased directly from the authors by one of the foreigners who worked in the USSR in 1960. Thus, placed in the tender pastel was purchased by an Italian journalist who has long lived in Moscow.

Another top lot auction - painting «Naked» Vladimir Вейсберга (25-30 thousand euros). Cloth arrived at auction from the collection of the poet and collector Garik Basmadzhana, who first began to sell the Soviet Sixties, in its gallery on the Boulevard has dissolved and disappeared, gone to Russia for the next installment of pictures.

Speaking of the collections of decorative arts, put up for auction, we can not fail to note the significant increase in the price of orders and medals. At the tender will be submitted, in particular, several awards of Russian volunteer army.

auction catalog can be found here: http://catalogue.gazette-drouot.com/flash/index.jsp?id=1364&idCp=27&lng=fr .

Source: www.rian.ru , www.lombrail-teucquam.com



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