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A Footprint in the Sand. The mystery of Boris Sveshnikov's painting

The original title of this amazingly complex painting was among the mysteries deliberately left by the author. Boris Sveshnikov often wrote the title and date on the back. But not this time. As a result, the painting changed its title several times over the 60 years. Someone saw in it a park at dusk, someone a path in the evening woods, someone a trail in the sand. The clue, meanwhile, was in the most prominent place. But in order to see the plot, a drop of magic was needed: the attentive viewer had to be helped at just the right moment by the light that fell correctly.

Seahorse shoes. Examining the drawing by Dmitry Plavinsky

The auction ArtSale.info received the work “Seahorse” by non-conformist Dmitry Plavinsky. For the author of “Manhattan Fish”, “Stingray” and “Moscow Turtle” the theme is common. The outlines of a seahorse were shown schematically, but none of the collectors were alerted to the plot. Only a week after the auction, a comment on Facebook completely reversed the interpretation of the work, adding a dialogue with Rembrandt and Van Gogh. Details — in the new video from the series “Examining Artworks”.

The case of the missing painting. Examining the painting “Morning” by Igor Vulokh

This work was painted 57 years ago by the sixties artist Igor Vulokh. It has been exhibited many times and published in catalogs. It was last seen in 2008. And recently it was confirmed that the painting no longer exists. That's what happens sometimes. But in this story, all ends well. And what really happened — we tell you in another video from the series “Examining Artworks”.

“Examining Artworks” on our YouTube Channel

How do we check artworks before we put them up for auction? How do we interact with experts? How does the study of provenance (history of ownership) take place? Sometimes along the way we meet some unexpected and pleasant discoveries. Watch the reconstructions of such real-life events in the new rubric “Examining Artworks” on the YouTube channel of ArtSale.info.

$ 69,346,250 for the Beeple art token

Since March 11, 2021, from the third step of the pedestal of the most expensive living artists, we see not the mastodon Gerhard Richter, but a young guy of forty with the face of Garik “Bulldog” Kharlamov. His name is Mike Winkelmann. The son of an electrician and a social worker from a small town in Wisconsin. Formerly an IT guy and web designer. And now the famous artist Beeple.

Ideas and artists for investment collections on the YouTube channel ArtSale Auction

We are launching two new series of programs for investors and collectors on the YouTube channel ArtSale Auction: “Ideas for an investment collection” and “Artists for an investment collection”

Learn to collect art on ArtSale Auction youtube channel

ArtSale.info has published the first editions of the video course “Learning to Collect Art”. In order to assemble the first collection of quality paintings and drawings, it is not all necessary to operate with fabulous money. In fact, a small collection can be built for 100,000 rubles. And with a budget of 300,000–500,000 rubles, you can already collect a collection of investment-grade works. However, it's not just about the money, of course.

Learn to invest in art objects on ArtSale Auction youtube channel

ArtSale.info has published the first editions of the course “Learning to Invest in Art Objects”. Tips are addressed to novice collectors and first-time investors. Is it a good time to buy now? Which artists should you invest in? Where is the best place to buy? The answers to these and other questions are in the new video headings “Learning to Invest in Art Objects” on ArtSale Auction channel.

Updated channel ArtSale Auction. YouTube speaks and shows!

Yes, colleagues. The subscriber counter has exceeded one hundred, which means that we got the right to a separate beautiful address of the informative-entertaining video channel ArtSale Auction, which many of our customers liked.

So, our new address is now this: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtSaleAuction

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