Tag Archives: Timur Novikov

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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An Oh So Quiet Manifesta

A month ago, the fate of Manifesta10, the European art biennial that was set to open in St. Petersburg on June 28th, was still undecided. Some artists were boycotting the exhibition, others were dropping out, staff was not being paid, … Continue reading

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Love Stories: Margarita Tupitsyn curates the Russian Pavilion, while much ado in Baku and London

In her monthly column for Artspace, Baibakov Art Project’s Maria Baibakova writes under the banner “Women of the Art World Unite!”, recounting her encounters with strong women in challenging art scenes, whether that be Moscow, Baku, Dubai or even Paris.  Allow … 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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More on Manifesta: Koenig hints at artist list, including Marlene Dumas, Jeremy Deller and Maria Lassnig

So, we know we’ve been covering a lot about Manifesta recently, but it’s on our minds (and we would certainly rather cover this than cover the highjinks with the Museum of Authority – most recently that a purported member of … Continue reading

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Poslednyi Geroi: Georgy Guryanov (1961-2013)

On July 20, 2013, artist, musician and all-around arbiter of style in St Petersburg, Georgy Guryanov passed away, after months (and, really, years) of health problems. Guryanov – who also went by “Gustav” – is best known, perhaps, as the drummer … Continue reading

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In memory of Vlad Mamyshev-Monroe, 1969-2013

Yesterday, the Russian art world was struck by the news that the much-adored artist Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe had been discovered, drowned in a shallow swimming pool while on vacation in Bali. Most famous for his impersonations of his namesake, Marilyn Monroe, or … Continue reading

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