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MacDougall Arts: Russian Art Experts

Posted: Dec. 2nd, 2008  |  By James Rothaar Freelance Writer |
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Russian Art: MacDougall Arts Ltd., the only art auction house that solely sells works by Russian artists, recently held three-day auction presented 120 lots with sales of more than $12.4 million. The auctioned art included the works of Russian artists of 19th and 20th century as well as pieces by contemporary artisans.

The most expensive lot sold was the 22 erotically provocative original ink drawings for Le Livre de la Marquise by Constantine Somov at approximately $1.8 million. Isaak Levitan's The Illumination of the Moscow Kremlin 1896 was second at $1.67 million, while View of Blagoveschensky Bridge by Maksim Vorobiev rounded was third. Boy with Balloons by Oleg Tselkov and The Steppe Bride by Alessio Issupoff rounded out the top five. Overall, 19 of the 120 lots sold for more than $100,000, with five lots being sold during post-auction activity.

While sales for the November Russian Auction were approximately one-half of the totals for MacDougall's June 2008 auction, the outcome of the event is being viewed as very successful. The Russian Week auction in June reaped the second highest amount for an auction of Russian art in the first half 2008.

MacDougall ranks among the top three auction houses in the world for Russian art along with the Tretyakov Gallery and the Grabar Institute. Additionally, the auction house is viewed as the main source for Russian post-war and contemporary art. The firm has handled sales of many significant private collections.

For more information, visit MacDougall Arts at www.MacDougallAuction.com

By James Rothaar
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Owner, Luxe Lifestyle
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