6 Russian Masterpieces Sell For About $1 Million Each

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6 Russian Masterpieces Sell For About $1 Million Each

6 Russian masterpieces were sold today at Sotheby’s London auction in the million dollar price range:

The “Russian Artists” auction event runs from June 9 through 12 in London. We’ll be covering this event and post more million dollar sales as soon as the information become available.

Vasily Ivanovich Shukhaev’s “Winter Landscape” was sold for 481,250 GBP (~$949,650)

Winter Landscape by Vasily Ivanovich Shukhaev

Wassily Kandinsky’s “KALLMÜNZ – VILSGASSE II” went for 481,250 British Pounds as well ($949 650)

\"KALLMÜNZ - VILSGASSE II\" by Kandinsky

Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich’s “Birds of the Morning (Messengers of Morn)” was sold for 457,250 GBP (~$902,000)

Messengers of Morn by Roerich

“Roses” by Leonid Pasternak – hammer price with buyer’s premium 481,250 GBP again ($949 650)

Roses by Leonid Pasternak

Cupid Gardeners by Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky – 481,250 GBP again ($949 650)

Cupid Gardeners

“Winter Landscape” by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was sold for 553,250 GBP (~$1,089,293)

Winter Landscape by Aivazovsky

The highest price paid at this event was 2,281,250 GBP (about $4.5 million US dollars) and was paid for Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova’s painting, “Nature Morte Aux Fruits”.

Nature Morte Aux Fruits by Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova

This painting was first originally gifted to Guillaume Apollinaire in 1918.

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