On the 15th of March, Sovcom Gallery will open a pre-auction exhibition for Auction No. 164, which will take place on 30th of March at 19:00. More than 180 lots will be presented at the auction, including: painting, graphics, photographs, including unique photographs by Ye Khaldei, offered at the auction by the relatives of the prominent photographer.
A section of decorative and applied art, mainly represented by Soviet and Western porcelain and lacquer boxes from the main manufacturers - Fedoskino, Palekh, Mstera. The exhibition is not only limited to the lots available at the auction. A large collection of vases, rare porcelain busts and bronze cabinet sculpture from private collections are also available right now and are available as private sales .
Theatrical sketches by Alexander Benois, Lev Bakst and M. Dobuzhinsky convey the creative atmosphere of the early twentieth century. Old paper and lithographs of Orlovsky, Sychkov and Kuznetsov's "Turkestan" will continue the section of graphics. Pre-revolutionary artists of the realistic direction are represented by sketches of the association "Union of Russian Artists". The section of posters from the 20s and 40s includes the iconic composite movie poster by Vladimir Stenberg for the film “The Light Way” (Cinderella).
As always, the main focus of the exhibition is on the work of Soviet academicians and iconic artists of the later 20th century. The top lot for this auction is the work of Andrey Mikhailovich Ponomarev "New bike" or "New city". The author managed to accurately depict a moment of happiness and convey the atmosphere of family joy from a new purchase. This colorful and cheerful picture takes us to a sunny day on Lenin Avenue in Dushanbe in the 60s and gives real pleasure from the nostalgia of light family everyday life .
The early works of Abakumov and Kim Britov, presented in the catalog, were donated by the author to the current owner.
The final lots are traditionally presented by a string of nonconformists and contemporary artists. Pay attention to the work of the outstanding Belarusian designer and contemporary artist Vladimir Tsesler "Gobies in Tomatoes". So far, we are only presenting his work in Moscow, but his large personal retrospective was announced in fall.
The pre-auction exhibition can be visited on any working day from 11:00 to 18:00 at Schepkina, 28. For your convenience, we also work on weekends on 27th and 28th of March from 11:00 to 18:00.
We will be happy to provide all of the necessary information, accept applications for participation by phone and register you for bidding in the hall, although the number of seats is unfortunately limited. Viewing of lots by prior arrangement can also be organised in advance.