Sotheby’s To Stage Show of Classic Soviet-Era Russian Art

January 7th, 2014

Sotheby’s London has announced a non-selling exhibition of works from the collection of Alexey Ananiev, the Russian billionaire whose collection of Soviet Era Russian art will look to challenge the often kitschy perception of much work from the the second half of the twentieth century in the USSR.  “The best artists of communist times did work that was a continuation of the Russian realist art from the early 19th century,” Ananiev says. “With a historical pause of 15 or 20 years, we can now see and appreciate their art in full measure.” 

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