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Auction of Soviet art 3 years ago triggers probe
MOSCOW (AP) – The sale of nine Soviet-era masterpieces that fetched $3 million at a London auction in 2014 is causing uproar in Moscow’s art community, where it was largely perceived as a theft of the family jewels.
Renowned Soviet avant-garde art collection comes to Moscow
MOSCOW (AP) – Vladimir Lysenko’s painted bull stares with flat black eyes like a double-barrel shotgun, one of his horns festooned in a mosaic of bright rectangles, the tip of his tail stretched toward a glowing orange globe that may be the sun.
Ex-Soviet artist has been working in US for nearly 40 years
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Internationally acclaimed artist Anatoly Dverin’s story is as colorful as his paintings. His masterful paintings showcase peaceful landscapes ranging from the French countryside to Nantucket beaches, while his portraits evoke the lives lived by the lined and weathered faces peering out from his canvases. “Rembrandt, eat your heart out,” he […]
1970s Soviet space capsule fetches $1.4M at auction
BRUSSELS (AFP) – A Soviet-era space capsule used for a series of key test flights in the 1970s fetched 1 million euros at auction on Wednesday. The capsule went to an unidentified European buyer after bidding by telephone, Christine de Schaetzen, who heads German auction house Lempertz, told AFP after what it said was the […]