Soviet Realism Leads at Sotheby’s

First of May Celebration - Yuri Pimenov 1950

A work of Soviet realism was the top lot ($1.5 million) at Sotheby’s auction yesterday in New York.

“Painted in 1950 by Yuri Pimenov, the optimistic 8.4-foot- tall canvas “First of May Celebration” led the $14.4 million sale of Russian art and Faberge objects.”

Link to full article at Bloomberg

Click here for more on the auction from Art Daily.

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Author: Barry O'Keefe

Artist/printmaker from Richmond, Va

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