Art dealer Peter London of West-Eleven gallery has planned a new Russian art fair to coincide with Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Macdougall’s biannual Russian art sales. London cited growing numbers of Russians living in the UK, as well as the enduring strength of the Russian art market as reasons for setting up the event. Most works will be in the £2,000 to £40,000 ($3,000 to $55,000) range, which London says has been less affected by the global recession. Soviet realism, contemporary painting, icons and decorative art ( Russian silver and Fabergé) will all be represented.
The fair will open with a charity fundraiser for The Children’s Fire and Burns trust and Friends of Russian Children. Russian Ambassodor Yuri Fedotov will be in attendance as well as the event’s sponsor, Prince Michael of Kent. The fair will be held from June 6 to 8 in the ballroom of the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Knightsbridge.
For more information, visit the event website at www.russianartfair.com
Update 4/27 – Lazare Gallery will be participating in the Russian Art Fair this June. We’ll have more information about this event next month.