On Monday, June 3, bargaining begins in London, during which new owners will be looking for objects of Russian art. This time, collectors are invited to pay attention to interesting offers and experts suggest that the interest in all lots will be quite high.
In London, Russian Week is traditionally held twice a year. The first auctions are held in May-June. This time they started in June. The largest auction houses take part in such auctions: MacDougall's, Sotheby's and Bonhams, Christie's. They put up for auction works of art, as well as objects of decorative and applied art. Each time together they manage to bail out a large sum, amounting to tens of millions of dollars. For example, during the last such auction, which took place in November of last 2018, a total of $ 44.9 million was sold in lots.
Bidding starts on Monday and will last for several days. Collectors at this time are invited to pay attention and purchase several hundred valuable works of art, including paintings by such famous Russian artists as Boris Kustodiev, Viktor Vasnetsov, Yuri Annenkov, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin and others.
Among the most expensive lots from the auction house Christie's is a painting with the title "Still Life with Lilacs", painted in 1928 by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. Experts have estimated this work at 1, 3-1, 9 million dollars. For 260-400 thousand dollars they plan to sell a painting by Alexander Deineka, which is called "Siverskaya".
Among the most expensive lots that will be presented by the auction house Sotheby's is the painting by Mikhail Larionov "Still Life". This piece has not been exhibited for sixty years and is considered very rare. Experts have estimated this work of art at 1, 3-1, 9 million dollars.
The auction ends on June 6. On this day, two auction houses Bonhams and MacDougall's will be auctioned. The most expensive lot from MacDougall's will be the painting "Bakhchisarai" by Kustodiev, which was estimated by experts at 1, 5-2, 3 million dollars. The main lot of Bonhams will be a painting titled "Portrait of a Girl in a Pink Dress" by Philip Malyavin.
During the auction, collectors will be presented with miniatures created by the firm of Carl Faberge: a playing kitten made of chalcedony, a jade pill-box frog supplemented with precious stones, a mouse made of silver, diamonds and gray agate.
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