Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 130. Sveshnikov, Leonov, Slepyshev, Zverev, Borisov, Krasnopevtsev, Burliuk, Surovtseva and others. July 20–26, 2022

This painting of rare beauty comes from the collection of Piero Savoretti, an Italian entrepreneur and collector. The painting belongs to a particularly valuable inspired period. At the end of the 1970s Sveshnikov's palette becomes more dense and saturated. Connoisseurs note that in some works fantastic phosphorescent effect begins to appear, which will later disappear from his painting.

Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 92. Leonov, Vechtomov, Levitskaya, Melamid, Zverev, Manevich and others. October 6–12, 2021

A man who had seen life, a veteran, a convict, a wanderer. The years had already begun to show. It would seem — sit in the sun and bask. But he didn't. At his old age Pavel Leonov takes up his brush again. He tried before, but stopped — he was afraid of being arrested for unearned income. And then it turns out that his true vocation was art. It happens so that people are born artists.

Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 68. Kuper, Zverev, Nemukhin, Steinberg, Vulokh, Leonov, Belenok, Burliuk, Yakovlev and others. April 21–27, 2021

The inventor of the sfumato technique is considered to be the great Leonardo da Vinci. He figured out how to give an image a subtle blur, and learned how to reach a state “on the edge” — when the texture just begins to dissolve in the air and a haze appears. It is this technique that partly explains the mystery of Mona Lisa's smile. Sfumato sets the mood for many of the works of the 1960s artist Yuri Kuper. Even the word itself is associated with his name today. And the very old technique in his hands has received a new development.

Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 50. Plavinsky, Rukhin, Leonov, Kharitonov, Turetsky, Kazarin, Savko and others. December 2–8, 2020

The 1960s artist from the clip of the first names of unofficial post-war art. Master of Structural Symbolism. Plavinsky was inspired by the achievements of ancient cultures, their symbols and signs. He traveled a lot in the USSR since the late 1950s, walked half the country, studied historical monuments and artifacts of the past. And, admittedly, our big country gave him enough material for difficult experiences. The Russian North was already a land of ruined churches, dilapidated huts and devastation. But what struck fear in an unprepared traveler sometimes became a source of strong emotions for a cosmist and a born artist-researcher.

Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 47. Krasnopevtsev, Leonov, Pivovarov, Zelenine, Kuper, Purygin, Kazarin and others. November 11–17, 2020

What do we remember about Krasnopevtsev? This is a special artist — an artist outside the era. According to his quiet philosophical still lifes, no historian can determine that outside is the USSR, the time of “developed socialism”, all around are propaganda slogans and hypocritical films calling for the fight. And you will never think that the author of these inspired paintings works in the Soviet “Reklamfilm”, while he himself dreams of France, is friends with Svyatoslav Richter and George Kostaki and creates works that collectors will hunt for in 50 years.