Russian art

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Exhibitions

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

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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

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Discoveries

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

Exhibitions

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

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Politics

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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Russia

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

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Art market

The art market in Moscow is sustained by the new breed of super-rich businessmen—while their wives have opened a string of commercial galleries

“Most contemporary art collectors today are intellectuals who own their own company”

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Forgeries

Russian avant-garde forgery case spreads to Israel

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

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New Museums

Collector Shalva Breus turns Constructivist cinema into Moscow art space

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

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Lawsuits

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

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Private Museums

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

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Lawsuits

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

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Christie's

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

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Art market

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

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Russia

Russian contemporary market squeezed as collectors turn to tried and tested work

Collectors look for safe options in a turbulent market

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Fakes & copies

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

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Collectors

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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Frieze

From Russia with art: meeting London's newest gallerists

Are these women the real deal?

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Fabergé

Russian collector’s in negotiations to open Fabergé museum

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

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Collectors

Russian art collector could face seven years in prison

Vladimir Nekrasov has been charged with corporate tax evasion

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Art market

Ukrainian artists lead the day at Kiev auction

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

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Russian art

Russian art collective AES+F celebrates 20th anniversary with retrospective

Tate acquires edition of video shown at this year’s Venice Biennale

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Russia

Russian government publishes first volume cataloguing fakes in the market

Russia’s Federal Cultural Heritage Protection Agency is set to publish the first volume of a catalogue of Russian paintings known to be fake

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Art market

Dealer and critic head to head over Chubarov painting

Was the price forced up at Sotheby's sale?

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Art market

Swedish and German auction houses take advantage of the rising Russian Market

A growing number of mid-size European auction houses are trying to cash in on the Russian boom

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Art market

Eighth year of strong Russian art sales in New York

This sales report demonstrates the intense interest in Russian late 19th-century classical paintings, early 20th-century modernist paintings, and Fabergé works

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Auctions

“There is so much money in the market now that... price seems to be irrelevant”

Oil-rich private collectors are dominating the salerooms and pushing aside dealers and investment funds

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Russia

Billionaire to open first private museums in Russia

Viktor Vekselberg will establish galleries in St Petersburg and Moscow to display his own art as well as works belonging to other private collectors

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Collectors

Russian billionaires are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on art. None of them has spoken to the press about what drives their collecting—until now

Russian collector Pyotr Aven shows his hand

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Joseph Beuys

News from New York: Major Beuys work tipped for Beacon, while eco-artists discuss decomposition

And Connecticut energy broker Andrew Hall buys Georg Baselitz’s collection of German art

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Kazimir Malevich

Malevich painting finally authenticated

Traces of Malevich's signature found on 1913 painting

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Exhibitions

Holy Russia at the V&A, touring exhibition is repackaged for the UK

Via many points in the US

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Collectors

George Costakis' dramatic tale of collecting the Avant-Garde in the Soviet Union: His own words

Some of his most prized works are now on show in the New York Guggenheim exhibition “The Great Utopia: the Russian and Soviet Avant-garde 1915-32”

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Fakes & copies

Touring Russian Avant-garde Exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle goes on amid disunity amongst curators and the inclusion of possible forgeries

The show will proceed to to the Guggenheim despite confusion arising from a lack of transparent communication between Russian and US committee members