Edward Lear: great artist, singer of nonsense
With the light hand of Edward Lear limericks went on his triumphant March around the world, establishing the canons of true English humor. Funny pentameters accompanied the drawings: long-nosed cranks,…

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THE MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTINGS OF 2016
TOP 10 auction sales in 2016 was as follows: 10th place "Peach blossom of spring" 1982. Zhang Daxian. Sotheby's auction, Hong Kong, April 5, 2016. - 34,899 million $ The…

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WHAT IS A PORTRAIT TO ORDER TODAY?
People tend to want to leave their mark in history, perpetuating their own image in the form of a portrait on canvas. In former times, to order a portrait could…

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THE 10 MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTINGS OF 2018

For the first time in recent years, 2018 auctions were held without sensations , the absolute record of 2017 , the sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Savior of the world” for 450 million dollars, was not overcome. However, for the auctioned artists updated personal auction records largely due to the sale of the collection of the Rockefeller family in may 2018 at Christie’s auction.

10th place
Zhao Wuji Triptych “June-October 1985”, Sotheby’s, Hong Kong 30.09.2018 – 65.2 million $
Chinese artist Zhao Wuji first hit the top of the world rankings. He was born in Beijing, and at the age of 28, being in demand and already known artist, moved to France, was on friendly terms with Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miro and Jacques Chirac. The last years before his death in 2013 he lived in Switzerland. Triptych measuring 100 x 280 cm is an abstract landscape in purple and orange tones. Continue reading

Operation "Masterpiece". Six facts about crimes in the sphere of art from the book by Robert Whitman
In September, Ivanov, Mann & Ferber released a new book, Operation Masterpiece, written by former FBI agent Robert Wittman and co-authored by John Schiffman. What is interesting about this book?…

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The history of the collection (part 3)
The opening of the Moscow Public and Rumyantsev Museum in 1862 significantly stimulated the collecting activities of Muscovites, many of whom came from a merchant environment. By the opening of…

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Abakumov Mikhail Georgievich
Abakumov Mikhail Georgievich. Painter. Born on February 25, 1948 in Kolomna, Moscow region. In 1968 he graduated from the Moscow art and industrial school. Kalinin. In 1977 — all-Union state…

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Tableau
In the film "Frida" literally recreated several iconic paintings of the artist. This was achieved through a combination of skilful shooting and digital effects. Julie Taymor says: "I believe that…

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