The end of winter, fragment

VASILKOVSKY Sergey Ivanovich (1854–1917) The end of winter. Eastern Galicia. 1910s. Paper on cardboard, graphite pencil, watercolor. 48.3 × 69

Sergei Ivanovich Vasilkovsky in a new manner is called a Russian-Ukrainian artist. He was born in the Kharkov province, but studied in St. Petersburg, at the Imperial Academy of Arts with Klodt and Orlovsky. Then he trained for several years in France, even participated in the Paris Salon. But, of course, the most fruitful and inspired his creative years are connected with Ukraine, with Kharkov. The artist became famous thanks to the soulful landscapes of southern nature and his favorite Cossack theme.

But the life of the master could have been completely different. The father did not want that boy became an artist, and sent him to the veterinary school. But the money ran out, and he had to leave the school to work. And there already had a chance to break free and take fate into his own hands.

The result is known: Vasilkovsky graduated from the Imperial Academy with a medal, became a member of the Society of Russian watercolorists and a member of the St. Petersburg Society of Artists. On his account such masterpieces as “Ukrainian landscape”, “Okolitsa”, “Chumatsky gent” and others.

The artist is quite expensive. In previous successful years, at first-class world auctions, his painting reached prices of more than $ 80,000.

We have graphics. But big. The watercolors depict the scene of Eastern Galicia (these are the current Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk regions) with a church of characteristic architecture. The authenticity of the work is confirmed by the expert opinion of the Grabar Center.

ZVEREV Anatoly Timofeevich (1931–1986) Spruce. 1983. Oil on cardboard. 50 × 29

Another undoubted success for fans of the Russian nugget. This is the late Zverev, 1983. But the thing is extremely expressive, virtuoso, made with precise movements. The surface came out convex, textured. We always worry that in the photo such works look flat. So look in more detail on video.

The picture is confirmed by Valery Silaev on the back of the photo.



Nonconformist artist Vladimir Nemukhin presented at the auction in three guises. Painting, graphics and original ceramics. A picturesque masterpiece plus two inexpensive things for connoisseurs.

NEMUKHIN Vladimir Nikolaevich (1925–2016) Hotel on the seashore. 1990. Acrylic on canvas, author's technique. 100 × 100

Yes, it is this painting that was reproduced in the monograph “Vladimir Nemukhin. Painting, Graphics, Sculpture, Porcelain” (Bonfi Publishing House. Moscow. 2012) on page 136. In this book he included “primary sources”— the main things that gave rise to the author’s series. So we have the very starting point. Masterpiece.

NEMUKHIN Vladimir Nikolaevich. Shirt on the beach. 1989. Paper, pencils, white. 39 × 50

This is graphics, a thing for a connoisseur. Spectacular, but at the same time relatively inexpensive (by the standards of Nemukhin). But pay attention to the year 1989. Experts have already understood. This is a particularly valuable period in the work of the artist.

NEMUKHIN Vladimir Nikolaevich. Plate ACE (manual, prototype). 1993

It is important here that the plate is not out of circulation, but a design sample, on which the artist worked directly. It is not smooth, not perfect, but it costs more than the serial one.

KACHAROV Oscar Abramovich (1924–2007) Candlemas. 1981. Oil on canvas. 55 × 89

Exciting thing. Recall about the artist. Oscar Kacharov — a war veteran. After the war he worked in the spirit of severe expressionism. Gloomy works on military topics: hospitals, the suffering of the people. But at the same time he was a big buoyant person and this side took its toll. In the 1980s, a bright positive Kacharov appeared, original, recognizable, powerful. During the life of the artist, an exhibition was held in the Tretyakov Gallery. “Sretenie” belongs to the works of a particularly valuable period. A thing of absolutely collector level.

NOVIKOV Timur Petrovich (1958–2002) Ship. 1992. Screen printing. 60 × 60

Timur Novikov is the founder of the New Academy. A cult figure. Especially in St. Petersburg. An artist and cultural figure who rallied a huge number of talented people around him. Victor Tsoi, Cinema, ASSA. He died at 44 years old. “Ship” is a print run, with a pencil signature.

GROSITSKY Andrey Borisovich (1934–2017) Tension. 1989. Paper, ball pen. 43 × 31

A nonconformist artist. He is called the “poet of things”. We remember his water taps, meat grinders — the attributes of civilization. Exhibited at Malaya Gruzinskaya.

VULOKH Igor Alexandrovich (1938–2012) Untitled (Pink Landscape). 2000s. Tempera on paper. 75.5 × 56

The work is published in the catalog. Igor Vulokh is a nonconformist artist. Once he was expelled from VGIK for professional unsuitability. Together with his friend, artist Valentin Vorobiev. But that was just an excuse. The real reason is participation in an unauthorized exhibition in Tarusa. Today, his paintings adorn the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery and the Russian Museum. They are in the collections of Semenikhin, Alshibay, Kurtser and others.

BATYNKOV Konstantin Aleksandrovich (1959) 1914. Zeppelin. 2011. Acrylic on paper. 61 × 86

Airships are the theme of many romantics. A symbol of a runaway dream. Well, where to buy a picture with an airship now? A find for collectors. So seize the moment. Batynkov. Famous Moscow artist. Five-time USSR champion in youth basketball and a Moscow member of the Mitki group. Zeppelin. Rare luck.

KROPIVNITSKY Lev Evgenievich (1922–1994) The falling witch. 1988. Oil on canvas. 125 × 81

Lev Kropivnitsky is the son of Eugene Kropivnitsky, the founder of the Lianozovo group. War veteran. Injured, year in hospital. He returned from the war, and in 1946 ended up in camps on anti-Soviet article for 10 years — on trumped-up charges of “preparing an attempt on assassination of Comrade Stalin”.

“The Falling Witch” — work more than a meter high, large, powerful. With expertise. Previously, it was part of the collection of Viktor Bondarenko.