Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 155. Rabin, Zverev, Kuper, Vulokh, Boruch, Voloshin, Smirnov-Rusetsky and others. January 25–31, 2023

This particular painting was among the first batch of specially selected works, which was taken out by the English art dealer Eric Estorick to arrange the first personal exhibition of Oscar Rabin in London at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1965. Andropov reported to the CPSU Central Committee about the sale of these paintings. And it was with these paintings that Rabin ran into serious trouble in the Soviet Union.

Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 154. Lanskoy, Rabin, Yakovlev, Zverev, Vechtomov and others. January 18–24, 2023

André Lanskoy is the “count of abstractionism”, the founder of the direction of lyrical abstraction, one of the innovators of European abstract expressionism. He is indeed an aristocrat, a count by birth. He was born in St. Petersburg. His first lessons in painting were given to him by Alexandra Exter, the “Amazon of the Russian avant-garde”. In 1920, Lanskoy, together with the remnants of the White Guard, sailed to Constantinople, and from there he moved to Paris.

Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 152. Nemukhin, Belenok, Zlotnikov, Krasnopevtsev, Kasatkin, Kuper, Yakovlev, Benois and others. December 28, 2022 — January 10, 2023

Before us is one of the most significant works by Nemukhin ever sold at world auctions. And even more so in Russia. Undoubted masterpiece. Expert Valery Silaev considers it among the best of those that he had to attribute. By the way, long ago in 2006, a similar work of the same time, size and theme was sold at Sotheby's for $ 240,000 and set an auction record for the artist's work, which has not been beaten up to this day.

Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 151. Rabin, Sooster, Zverev, Yakovlev, Kazarin, Kislitsyn, Mayorov and others. December 21–27, 2022

The appearance of such work in the Russian auction market is not news, but an event! An oil by Rabin, more than a meter in size, created in 1965, and moreover, from the exhibition at London Grosvenor Gallery. For connoisseurs of Rabin's art these three facts are eloquent confirmation of the highest level of the presented work.

Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 150. Shulzhenko, Roginsky, Yakovlev, Zverev, Chubarov, Chemiakine and others. December 14–20, 2022

The museum-scale canvas and rollicking painting with a Russian spirit is exactly the format that Shulzhenko's collectors especially appreciate. Others, however, hate him for this very reason, accusing him almost of Russophobia. Like an actor who plays a negative character, Shulzhenko is pestered for the heroes of his paintings — drunks and their rowdy girlfriends. However, for the artist, drunkards and marginals are not part of his surroundings, but an object of study.

Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 149. Kuper, Belenok, Vechtomov, Zverev, Mikhnov-Voitenko, Boruch, Nemukhin, Nazarenko and others. December 7–13, 2022

Yuri Kuper came to sfumato, a painterly technique of depicting air invented by Leonardo, while in exile, where he left in 1972. In the Soviet Union, he was more of a follower of surrealism. But one day his photographer friend John Stuart told him, “Look, you're a fine artist, but you're doing some nonsense. Why don't you just paint reality? Those objects around you”. And from about this point we can count the era of the new Kuper.

Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 147. Sitnikov, Belenok, Purygin, Krasnopevtsev, Nemukhin, Tselkov and others. November 23–29, 2022

Vasily Yaklich, or Vasya the Lanternman, as he was called by those who were on a short footing with him, is a legend of unofficial art. Seemingly a simple sitter and operator of diapositive display at the Surikov Institute, Vasily Sitnikov was a very influential figure in the world of unofficial art.

Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 146. Rukhin, Nemukhin, Kharitonov, Belenok, Rabin, Bukh, Zverev, Khamdamov, Voligamsi and others. November 16–22, 2022

Evgeny Rukhin had a reputation not only as one of the most daring nonconformists, but also as one of the most commercially successful artists of “dip-art”. The young member of the Lianozovo group and participant of the Bulldozer exhibition lived a very short life. Only 33 years. Rukhin's undeniable talent and his early tragic death made the artist a legend of unofficial post-war art.