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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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New Artists on the Block: Guryanov and Novikov fare well at Sotheby’s Contemporary East Day Sale

“One of the reasons there’s so much talk about money is that it’s so much easier to talk about than the art,” David Zwirner observes, in Nick Paumgarten’s fresh New Yorker piece “Why Are So Many People Paying So Much … Continue reading

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Vladey!: In a Record-Breaking Week, Moscow gets an Auction of its Own

If we thought the Frieze Art Fair and “The Age of Koons” had us busy, this week held one record-breaking auction after another. Things kicked off Monday at Christie’s New York, where Leonardo DiCaprio’s 11th Hour auction brought in $38.8 million in support … Continue reading

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After May Day, comes the First Frieze; after Occupy, the Auctions

Yesterday, the Occupy Movement sought to kick off  a “Spring Awakening” with a May Day General Strike, which took place in multiple cities across the country. In New York, reports placed the crowds on the 4 mile march down Broadway from … Continue reading

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Frozen Dreams: Sotheby’s comprehensive survey of contemporary Russian Art

Sotheby’s announces the publication of its first comprehensive English-language survey of contemporary Russian Art, Frozen Dreams. Edited by author Hossein Amirsadeghi and Sotheby’s Russian Art department’s Joanna Vickery, the book introduces over 80 artists working from the 1970’s until the … Continue reading

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