Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
Russian frigate Admiral Essen returns to Crimea after mission in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense September 22, 16:24
LONDON, November 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian and Soviet masterpieces will be auctioned at a Russian art event next week in London, auction houses Bonhams, Christie’s, MacDougall’s and Sotheby’s told Itar-Tass.
Bidders will choose from a diverse range of works by Russian and Soviet artists such as Aristarkh Lentulov, Ilya Kabakov, Ilya Mashkov, Leon Bakst, Leonid Chupyatov, Nicholas Roerich and Robert Falk. Along with paintings, the auction will offer pieces created in Russian jeweller Faberge’s workshops from the British Royal Family’s collection and two unique porcelain vases contemporary to Russian Emperor Nicholas I.
Notably, the two top lots presented by Sotheby’s — paintings by close associates Robert Falk and Pyotr Konchalovsky — have already been privately sold to a major Russian collector for a price that has beaten records for these artists’ pieces.
Head of Sotheby’s Russian Department Jo Vickery says interest in these paintings long before the auction indicates the currently high demand for true masterpieces of Russian art.