Christie’s sale of Important Russian Art totaled £15,244,725 / $24,422,050 selling, 65% by lot and 83% by value, setting new world auction records for Boris Kustodiev, Aleksandr Schevchenko and Maria Iakunchikova. The auction took place in a vibrant sale room as international bidders competed for some of the best Russian works of art, many of which were offered to the market for the first time including the three private collections of Kapitza, Iakunchikova and Chekhonon all of which sold 100%.
Sarah Mansfield, Head of the Russian Art Department comments: “We are extremely happy with the fantastic result achieved for The Coachman by Boris Kustodiev, reflecting exactly what collectors are looking for in this particular market: the best works by the best Russian artists, unseen for decades. All of the top ten works sold today came from private collections and were offered for sale for the first time.”
Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: 15,244,725 (GBP)
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