Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 103. Koshlyakov, Rukhin, Sveshnikov, Zverev, Vulokh, Nemukhin, Erte, Voloshin, Kawarga and others. December 22, 2021 — January 11, 2022

Thirty years ago, Valery Koshlyakov, together with Avdey Ter-Oganyan, were associates in the “Art or Death” partnership. The artists lived, worked and organized exhibitions in the legendary squat on Trekhprudny Lane. Today, Valery Koshlyakov is already a classic of contemporary Russian art. He lives and works in Paris. And auction prices for some of his works are approaching $ 150,000.

Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 97. Rukhin, Zverev, Vulokh, Slepyshev, Nemukhin, Zubarev, Burliuk, Gluckmann and others. November 10–16, 2021

A new way of filling in the backgrounds and techniques for the embedding of objects in assemblages and abstractions was shown to his friend from Leningrad, Yevgeny Rukhin, by Vladimir Nemukhin in the 1960s. A geologist by training, Rukhin became one of the most brilliant artists of unofficial art. And one of the most daring. Rukhin's intransigence and courage, his open confrontation with the authorities gave rise to the version of his murder for political reasons.

Announcement of the auction ArtSale.info No. 67. Rukhin, Yakovlev, Chemiakine, Kuper, Grositsky, Zverev and others. April 14–20, 2021

Evgeny Rukhin is a legend of nonconformism. He is one of those uncomfortable and brave “rioters”, whom the authorities did not like very much. They preferred to be feared and kept their heads down. But Rukhin demanded, defended, disagreed. And he was not afraid. He fought for the right to work freely, developed a boisterous unofficial activity in Leningrad and became a real bone in the throat with the authorities. This is why so many refuse to consider his death in a fire in his studio in 1976 as an accident.

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.