New York, 16 December 2010, 11am
To be held on premises at 6 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036
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Live Bidding to be held on-site, absentee bids acccepted, free internet bidding via liveauctioneers.com and the-saleroom.com
On Thursday, December 16th, 2010, Bloomsbury Auctions New York will be holding an exceptional sale of Russian Art and Literature.
The Sale comprises 200 lots, bringing together an amazing range of paintings, works of art on paper and rare books from the 19th and 20th centuries, covering nearly 150 years of Russian culture.
Among the Old Masters works is a haunting landscape by the 19th century artist Yulii Klever and a charming seascape by Ivan Aivazovsky. The early 20th century is represented by such classic Ballets Russes artists as Bilibin, Narbut, Benoit, Debuzhinsky and Korovin. There are Futurist works by Kirill Zdanevich and David Burluik. For the first time in New York the sale will offer works by the contemporary painters such as Ukranian artist Anatoly Krynsky, St. Petersburg artist Anatoly Zaslavky, Vasily Sitinikov, Mikhail Shemyakin, Boris Sveshnikov and rock icon Andrei Makarevich.
The discerning collector will find much to choose from among the rare books and other printed material. The highlights include a presentation copy of one of Checkov's collections of short stories to an actor as well a copy of Zamyatin's first book presented to Maxim Gorky. There are other rare editions of books by Mandelshtam, Blok, Gumilev, Pasternak, Mayakovsky, Babel, Nabokov, Brodsky and Soviet erotica.
There are Futurist and Constructivist publications, remarkable children's books, rare newpapers and periodicals chronicling events of the Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, Soviet movie and propaganda posters, albums of exceptional graphics by Kustodiev, Dobuzhinsky, Mitrokhin, Larionov and Goncharova. There is elegant porcelain from the imperial manufactures and even a unique Russian fashion doll made by the fame emigre artist Esphyr Slobodkina.
The Russian Art and Literature auction at Bloomsbury presents a living history of the development of artistic thought in Russia of the past two centuries. Russian Art market continues to be one of the fastest growing and most exciting areas of the international art field.
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