Art Kapital

Petr Konchalovsky - Rowan Berries on Blue 1947
“Rowan Berries on Blue” * – Petr Konchalovsky 1947

Last year, Art Kapital, an auction house specializing in 19th and 20th century Russian and Ukrainian art opened in Kiev, Ukraine. Already it is making a name for itself in the world’s second largest Russian art market after Moscow. Alexander Tabalov, director of the auction house, has been collecting art for more than a decade. He has been a regular at Sotheby’s and Christie’s Russian art sales since 1999. “We want Art Kapital to be a serious, full-fledged auction house,” Tabalov told Bloomberg News last month. Art Kapital is well on its way. At Sotheby’s April auction last year in New York, Art Kapital’s general director walked away with several works, including the auction’s two top lots: “Vision of St. Sergius, When a Child” by Mikhail Nesterov, and Konstantin Makovsky’s “Happy Arcadia.” Tabalov now has a collection of over 200 paintings, including work by Issac Levitan, Ilya Repin, Konstantin Korovin, Petr Konchalovsky, and Constantin Somov.

Link to an article on Art Kapital’s most recent auction at The Art Newspaper.

*This painting was the top lot in Art Kapital’s auction last December. It sold for $506,000


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Author: Barry O'Keefe

Artist/printmaker from Richmond, Va

3 thoughts on “Art Kapital”

  1. Dear Mr. Wurderman,
    Love your gallery and website and collection!
    Have you any knowlege of the rare ‘Plastiicien period’ of Mane-Katz or is that not your field of interest?
    I have been researching an artwork by this artist for over 6 years and it has been finally authenticated by 12 International art experts and friends who knew him intimately. What is so unique about this work is that it is of a rare and poignant domestic scene painted in Kishinev, Ukraine. If you are interetested in the very interesting story I will gladly send you the details and provenance. It was from the estate of the late Mayor, Max Neppe of Johannesburg. I wish tio sell this major work on interbational auction to a Russian collector! It is believed to be one of the artists finest works! Regards, Nicholas Geddes, Johannesbiurg RSA.
    Tel 27 11 678 2890 cell 082 965 0861 email:-nickygeddes@sentechsa.com

  2. Dear Mr. Wurderman,
    Love your gallery and website and art collection!
    Have you any knowlege of the rare ‘Plasticien period’ of Mane-Katz or is that not your field of interest?
    I have been researching an artwork by this artist for over 6 years and it has been finally authenticated by 12 International art experts and friends who knew him intimately. What is so unique about this work is that it is of a rare and poignant domestic scene painted in Kishinev, Ukraine. If you are interested in the very interesting story I will gladly send you the details and provenance. It was from the estate of the late Mayor, Max Neppe of Johannesburg. I wish to sell this major work privately/or on an international auction to a Russian collector! It is believed to be one of the artists finest works! Regards, Nicholas Geddes, Johannesburg RSA.
    Tel 27 11 678 2890 cell 082 965 0861 email:-nickygeddes@sentechsa.com

  3. In Conclusion:- After thoroughly researching the entire spectrum of the creative genius Mane`-Katz’s artworks, I – and many Tertiary qualified art Academics are convinced that this is authentic and most likely his finest masterpiece! It is clearly described as being from his rare and little known ‘Plastique’ period in both early and out of print Mane`-Katz early raisonne’s – (ref.by Michel Ragon 1961 and by Maximilien Gauthier of 1950). See also ‘Google images’ type in Mane`-Katz paintings and Nicholas Geddes. You will also see the Cyrillic inscription in ‘French’ that is written on the Picasso charcoal portrait of Mane`-Katz..
    Fact:- There are 2 distinctive handwritings and both are authenticated by experts as that of Mane`- Katz!.
    Picasso only signed his signature,
    Nicholas -artsalochin@yahoo.com

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