Russian art

Alexey Beliayev-Guintovt—a Putin supporter who is one of Russia's best-known artists—discusses why he is happy his country's art market is in ruins

The artist, who has widely been accused of being a fascist, believes that Russia's invasion of Ukraine will free the country from "a Nazi dictatorship”

Finland seizes €42m of art en route back to Russia

The works had been on show in museums in Italy and Japan

Sophia Kishkovsky. with additional reporting by Riah Pryor

Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia's richest men, resigns from board of the Guggenheim Museum

New York institution condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine in its statement on the resignation

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Russian guard who doodled on $1m painting speaks out: ‘I’m a fool, what have I done!’

The 63-year-old injured war veteran spoke to Russian news outlet E1, which describes the incident as a tragedy not a comedy

Russian gallery guard charged after drawing eyes on avant-garde painting with ballpoint pen

Work by Anna Leporskaya from the 1930s is undergoing restoration after "lapse in sanity" by museum employee during first day on the job

Russian oligarch to open private museum in Riga

Institution will house Petr Aven’s collection of Russian and Latvian fine and decorative art

Tair Salakhov, leading painter and 'father of new Russian art', has died aged 92

The Azerbaijani-born artist was one of the Soviet Union's most notable creatives during Khrushchev's cultural thaw

Art marketinterview

'No one feels ambivalent towards Russia': Jo Vickery on leaving Sotheby's, launching her art advisory and looking beyond politics

Despite its size and power, Russia is a blindspot for the international art market but Vickery wants to change that perception

Original or fake? Museum Ludwig puts its Russian avant-garde art to the test

New exhibition reveals 22 falsely attributed works discovered in German museum's collection

The destruction of Australia’s ancient Aboriginal heritage

Plus, art under threat in Putin's Russia and George Shaw on Thomas Jones. Produced in association with Christie's

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Sophia Kishkovsky. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Cache of Russian avant-garde works surfaces in regional museum's basement

Art historian Andrey Sarabyanov is planning a new exhibition of forgotten pieces by Kandinsky, Rodchenko and Stepanova

The Pushkin's From Dürer to Matisse show closed just two days after opening—here's a special guided tour

The team at Russian Art Focus were lucky enough to film the exhibition before the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Moscow museum into lockdown

Russian government quits as Putin rewrites constitution—with the help of key cultural leaders

Directors of the State Hermitage Museum and State Tretyakov Gallery are part of a team enlisted to create laws that will allow the president to remain in power

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Pushkin State Museum to take control of nine contemporary art centres across Russia

Handover from Russian culture ministry is expected to be completed in early 2020

Forgeriesarchive

Russian avant-garde forgery case spreads to Israel

After hundreds of works are seized in Germany, police swoop in Tel Aviv

Collector Shalva Breus turns Constructivist cinema into Moscow art space

Soviet-era unofficial artists and videos are on the centre’s agenda

Lawsuitsarchive

Dealer Gary Tatintsian takes Lew Nussberg to court over fake Malevich drawings after scientific analysis

The case has proved to be colourful, with Tatintsian counter suing Nussberg for at least $62m

Dom Icony brings icons to the blind in central Moscow

Created in consultation with the Russian Society for the Blind, Nadezhda Gubina and her husband Igor Vozyakov have created a didactic and tactile exhibition

Lawsuitsarchive

Widow and ex-wife battle over Russian collector Mikhail de Boire’s icons

When his former wife gave part of $30m collection to the Pushkin Museum, his last wife called in lawyers to determine the fate of 75 icons from north Russia

Christie'sarchive

Christie’s sued by private Russian art collection over “fake” painting sale

Aurora Fine Art Fund claims it has conclusive evidence that £1.69m work is not by Boris Kustodiev

Art marketarchive

Trends in collecting: Are domestic collectors ready to take on the world?

While the Russians are branching out, Indian collectors don't stray far from home

Rodchenko and Tatlin fakes force closure of Russian avant-garde exhibition at Finland's Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art

Operations were halted after multiple experts questioned the authenticity of the exhibition's content, which had been sourced from private collections

Collectorsarchive

Collector Stella Kesaeva’s plans for a new gallery in her garage

The Moscow-based collector has amassed a hoard of Russian contemporary art

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Russian art collector could face seven years in prison

Vladimir Nekrasov has been charged with corporate tax evasion

Fabergéarchive

Russian collector’s in negotiations to open Fabergé museum

The proposed museum will open at Baden-Baden in the autumn

Art marketarchive

Ukrainian artists lead the day at Kiev auction

Yet secrecy over values remained a priority at the Art Kapital auction