Home LifeStyle  Arts & Culture MacDougall Arts: Russian Art Experts

MacDougall Arts: Russian Art Experts

Posted: Dec. 2nd, 2008  |  By James Rothaar Freelance Writer |
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share Visit Website
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
JustLuxe Contributor
Owner, Luxe Lifestyle
Related Topics : Lifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Related Articles
Featured Contributor
Tina StewartTina Stewart
Alright, so we know that the Rococo movement was a century prior to the Titanic's ill-fated voyage...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar

the holiday gift guide 2013

DISCOVER THE LIST >
1

Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens

Sony basically packed all the usual camera inner workings within the lens... more >

2

Flask Bangle by Cynthia Rowley

For the life of the party this Cynthia Rowley flask bangle holds three ounces... more >

3

Carbon Fiber Ciclotte

Designed and crafted in Italy, Ciclotte's luxury exercise bike models... more >

Day

Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
Salvador Dalí Comes to Beverly Hills
Industry Insiders Explain the Value of the Food & Wine Classic
Five Different Takes on the Vodka Martini
B&B Italia Celebrates its 50th Anniversary
Rare Auction to Offer Signed Artifacts Dating From the Spanish Empire to George W. Bush's Presidency
Custom Yachts Pave the Way for Custom Tenders
The Best Restaurant in the World is Osteria Francescana
5 Car Shows Around the World Where You’ll Find the Biggest Auto Unveilings
The Maîtres Cuisiniers de France-Académie Culinaire de France Meets for its Annual Congress
Supersonic Technology is About to Transform Aviation (Again)
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
Salvador Dalí Comes to Beverly Hills
Jackie Bryant »
Birds of a Feather: Why Designers are Flocking to Kate MccGwire
Holly Howe »
San Francisco Gets A Major Art Upgrade
Todd Jatras »
See More Contributors
THINGS WE LIKE