Sotheby’s New York – Important Russian ArtSeptember 23rd, 2011 by admin
The Important Russian Art auction on 1 November features a selection of exceptional works by some of the most influential artists in Russian history. Highlights include two monumental masterpieces from important American institutions: Nicolai Fechin’s Bearing Away the Bride, 1908, from the collection of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, and Vasili Vasilievich Vereshchagin’s Pearl Mosque at Delhi, 1876-79, from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Other highlights include Boris Kustodiev’s Fireworks. Bronze Horseman, executed circa 1918 to commemorate the first anniversary of the October Revolution; Aristarkh Lentulov’s Faces of a Generation from his exceedingly rare Industrial Period; Ivan Shishkin’s dramatic and innovative Sandy Coastline; Natalia Goncharova’s early and pivotal A Street in Moscow; and twenty other masterworks by such masters as Ilya Repin, Konstantin Korovin, Mikhail Larionov, Alexander Iacovleff and Boris Grigoriev.