Bravo to BRAFA: 60 years of quality collecting

Bravo to BRAFA: 60 years of quality collecting

Splendid selection and tasteful presentation at this year’s Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair. Brussels Art Fair (BRAFA), this year in its 60th edition, came to me as a rather pleasant surprise. Having seen the fair for the first time at the opening last week, I was startled at

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BRAVO TO BRAFA: 60 YEARS OF QUALITY COLLECTING

BRAVO TO BRAFA: 60 YEARS OF QUALITY COLLECTING

Splendid selection and tasteful presentation at this year's Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair. Brussels Art Fair (BRAFA), this year in its 60th edition, came to me as a rather pleasant surprise. Having seen the fair for the first time at the opening last week, I was startled at the

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"Miracles Don't Happen When It Comes to Buying Russian Art"

"Miracles Don't Happen When It Comes to Buying Russian Art"

I meet James Butterwick, one of the most prominent Western dealers in Russian Art, at his gallery in Ravenscourt Park amidst the so-called “Russian Art Week” -  the third week of November when a wide range of Russian Art-related events are offered in and around Mayfair.  The elegant

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Do It Yourself as a Collecting Strategy: Alexander Ivanov

Do It Yourself as a Collecting Strategy: Alexander Ivanov

Art critic Aliya Sayakhova interviews Alexander Ivanov, one of the most active Russian art collectors and the owner of the world’s largest collection of Fabergé jewellery in private hands. Mr Ivanov famously acquired a £9-million worth Imperial Fabergé egg at Christie’s in 2007. The Rothschild Egg (see Figure

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London as the Centre of the Russian Art Market

London as the Centre of the Russian Art Market

Russia's turbulent history of the past century, lack of transparency in its local art market and draconian customs regulations all contribute to London's status as leader in the trade of Russian art. The remoteness of the British capital from Russian borders has never been an obstacle:  Russian art lovers

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