Tag Archives: Sergey Bugaev Afrika

Lost, Found, Sold

Remember the controversy surrounding Sergey  Bugaev (aka Afrika) and his collection of “lost” paintings by members of Leningrad’s New Artitsts? Well, it came to a disheartening semi-conclusion this week when 24 works from Bugaev’s collection were offered at Moscow’s Vladey auction. Here’s a brief refresher: Bugaev, once a … Continue reading

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Innovation honors Monroe, FIAC in Petersburg, and Bugaev Strikes Again

So with so much going on, we’ve decided to start a kind of digest format. Let us know what you think? This year’s Innovation Prize will pay tribute Monroe This week, Innovation – the Russia National Center for Contemporary Art‘s … Continue reading

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Irina Nakhova to represent Russia in Venice; Petersburg legal woes for Russian Museum curator, the New Artists

So, while we were finishing up our post on the Petersburg legal woes, Artguide broke the news that artist Irina Nakhova – winner of this year’s Kandinsky Prize – will represent Russia in the next Venice Biennale. Artguide notes that … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? Just when we thought the Afrika/New Artists thing was resolved…

Today, we were delighted to see The Art Newspaper‘s Sophia Kishovsky giving some coverage to the situation with Sergey Bugaev-Afrika and the New Artists. For those too lazy to click on links, basically four of the New Artists – Leningrad’s underground … Continue reading

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New Artists win their case against Sergey Bugaev-Afrika

While the recent discovery of an estimated $1.4 billion in art works originally thought to have been looted by Nazis has set the art world spinning, St Petersburg has finally reached a resolution in its own legal drama over provenance. … Continue reading

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St Petersburg in the News: Manifesta does Matisse, Putin in Panties, Afrikan Politics and the close of New Holland

September is here, and with it, so come tumbling all the updates about what went on in August! Thankfully, Artguide is back to publishing their daily news updates, kicking off with a column by St Petersburg-based curator Anna Matveeva, who highlighted … Continue reading

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Former New Artists sue Sergey Bugaev Afrika over “Lost” Paintings from the late 1980s

When we wrote about Georgy Guryanov and ASSA the other day, it struck us that some of the reasons that St Petersburg’s contemporary canon is not more widely recognized is simply that the works disappeared. Yes, many were ephemeral to … Continue reading

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