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The “Russian” sale at the Sotheby’s auctions works by Anatoliy Kryvolap and Arsen Savadov

02 December 2015

In late November – early December, a “Russian” week is traditionally held in London. Auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s both sell Russian and Ukrainian classics of 19th-20th century. The lots of this period, including painting and other forms of decorative art, are especially valued.

Anatoliy Kryvolap “Blind Horizon”

Nevertheless, along with the classics, many auction houses propose contemporary art, and as is the case with Sotheby’s this year, not only Russian, but Ukrainian as well. The auction of the 1st of December included two works by Anatoliy Kryvolap (“Blind Horizon”, estimated at $39 200-45 300, and “Morning”, estimated at $37 700-52 800), Oleh Tistol (“Kazbek-11”, estimated at $15 000 – 22 600, “Livadia”, estimated at $18 100-27 200) and Arsen Savadov (from the “Donbass-Chocolate” series, estimated at $7 500-10 600, “Bloody Mary” from the “Collective Red” series, estimated at $6 000-9 000).

The buyers favored the painting “Blind Horizon” by Kryvolap from his notable “white” series, and a photo from Savadov’s “Donbass-Chocolate” series ($9 500).