Russia Week axed after new sanctions

21 March 2022

In the wake of new sanctions on Russia, auction houses Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams have cancelled sales of Russian art in London scheduled for June.

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Auction houses ban Russian bidders as sanctions take hold

07 March 2022

A number of UK auction houses have stopped taking bids from buyers in Russia in response to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.


Russians scoop majority of Soviet-era painting collection

14 August 2017

More than 100 Russian paintings consigned from a single source went under the hammer at Moore Allen & Innocent’s (18% buyer’s premium) July 7 sale in Cirencester.

Russian claims of ISIS profits from looted antiquities ‘do not add up,’ dealer body says

08 April 2016

Russian allegations that ISIS is netting $150-$200m annually from the sale of looted Syrian and Iraqi antiquities have been dismissed by the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA).

Chief executive of Sotheby’s France Guillaume Cerutti to join Christie’s

17 August 2015

Guillaume Cerutti, chief executive of Sotheby’s France and European deputy chairman, is to leave and join Christie’s as president for London, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Russia and India.

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Thin sales indicate slump in Russian market

08 June 2015

The slump in the Russian art market was laid bare last week. The total for the latest auction series in London was a third of the equivalent sales in 2014.


Hidden from the Revolution: Russian treasure unearthed

16 April 2012

WORKERS restoring an 18th century house in St Petersburg have unearthed an extraordinary cache of Tsarist-era artefacts once owned by one of Russia’s most prominent noble families.

LAPADA Russian mission sows seeds for future trade

26 April 2010

LAPADA chief executive Sarah Percy-Davies has made significant inroads into the Russian domestic market on behalf of British dealers as part of an official British trade delegation.

LAPADA prepare for March trade mission to Moscow

22 February 2010

LAPADA are hoping to tap directly into the luxury goods market during a special trade mission to Moscow next month.

Moscow and Salzburg fairs cancelled

09 February 2009

THE global credit crunch's latest victims are the Moscow World Fine Art Fair and the Salzburg World Fine Art Fair, which will not go ahead this year.

Now Sotheby’s join the Moscow throng

29 May 2007

Sotheby’s have opened an office in Moscow and appointed Mikhail Kamensky, a former director and presidential advisor to the Bank of Moscow, as managing director.

Bonhams open Moscow office and announce Dubai sale

08 May 2007

Bonhams have become the latest saleroom to open an office in Moscow, a further indication of the growing importance of Russian buyers in the international auction market.

Dealers bound for Russia for Moscow fair debut

19 May 2004

A SELECT group of 22 dealers from seven countries, including a number of Maastricht veterans, will take part in Russia’s first ever international antiques fair, the Moscow World Fine Art Fair, from May 31-June 7.