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Things with history: the 39th Russian Antique Salon took place in Moscow

Glamorous vintage, furniture and paintings, books and watches, statues and dishes - more than half a million things and gizmos were presented at the 39th Russian Antique Salon in Moscow. About 200 participants demonstrated their collections, and in the “picturesque part” presented by Aivazovsky, Teniers Jr., Bruegel, Burliuk, Korovin, Kandinsky, Nyssa, Levitan. We will evaluate the results together with the participants, at the same time, and ask the price.Source: yamoskva.comRussian antiquarian salon, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, has taken place. Compared with the spring fair, the number of exhibitors increased by almost a third and returned to the limits of a year ago - from one hundred and fifty to two hundred. Over 9 days, the halls of the Central House of Artists on Krymsky Val were visited by more than 20,000 people. Perhaps the market still comes to life - at least the mood of the organizers and exhibitors is quite optimistic. Oh, that everyone was unhappy with the previous salon, but come and you ... According to gallery owners, new buyers appeared on the market. The latter point out that most of the salons have stopped “breaking London prices” and lowered the bar by 20-25%.The exposition of the Old Masters Gallery has demonstrated the development of the still life genre in the Dutch school for a whole century. The gallery presented the unique works of three outstanding masters: Baltasar van der Alste (1593 - 1657), his student Jan Davids de Hem (1606 - 1684) and Joris van Son (1623 - 1667).
Jan Davids de Hem, "Still Life with Nautilus." Wood, oil. 75.5 × 57 cm.
  • Ivan Aivazovsky "Clouds over the quiet sea", 1891
  • Ivan Aivazovsky "Armenians are unloaded on the Sea of ​​Marmara", 1897
However, Ayvazovsky paintings that were not included in the top list of Salon experts were offered at $ 250–300 thousand each. Stands of gallery owners at the last fair were very saturated, prices were lowered, at least by those who wanted to sell, and not just present the exhibition. Ancient painting was represented by the works of David Winckbons, Piero di Cosimo, Joos de Mompere and Jan Bruegel. In many ways, the traditional assortment of works of masters of the national school - Aivazovsky, Bogomazov, Vinogradov, Zhukovsky, Korovin, Nyssa, Levitan. Arts and crafts and jewelry - the famous Faberge, products factories Khlebnikov, Sazikov, Ovchinnikov.
Despite the fact that the Russian art market is relatively small, it seems that the panic component - with an eye on the course and the state of affairs in the country - at the last 39th salon began to decline: the second, “expensive” floor of the Central House of Artists was not at all empty.

The fair’s events began with a traditional private show for VIP guests, among which lawyer and restaurateur Alexander Rappoport, artist Anatoly Brusilovsky, journalist and photographer Ekaterina Rozhdestvensky, businessman David Yakobashvili were spotted.
Photo: PAC page on FB.

The exposition of the antique salon "Camilla" On the official site - the top list from the experts of the 39th Russian Antique Salon.
Painting and graphics
- Aivazovsky IK (1817−1900) "At the coast of the Crimea", 1863−1870th years, oil on canvas (Your antiquary)
- Baltasar van der Aalst (1593, Middelburg - 1657, Delft), “Flower Still Life Still life is a picturesque genre focusing on the depiction of the objective world. The name "still life" comes from the French nature morte or Italian natura morta, which translates as "dead nature." In a still life depict inanimate objects, compositionally located in a realistic space. Read further with shells, second quarter of the 17th century Oil on canvas, 129 × 101.5 cm (Old Masters Gallery)
- Burliuk, D., D. (1882−1967) "Sea Fright", 1910th, Oil on canvas, 64 × 78 cm (Konoseur Gallery)
- David Winkbons (1576 - 1629) "Feasting in a tavern and a man begging for alms", 1606, Flemish school. Wood, oil. 28 × 39.6 cm (Old Masters Gallery)
- David Teniers II (1610, Antwerp - 1690, Brussels), “Smokers in the Tavern”, 1641 (?), Oil on wood, 27 × 34 cm (Old Masters Gallery)
- Deineka A. A. (1899−1969) "Still life with white phlox and yellow gladiolus", 1940−50th. Oil on canvas, 75 × 50 cm (mArt)
- Zdanevich KM (1892 -1969) Suprematist scenery, 1925 Paper, pencil, watercolor Akvarel (from Italian. "Aquarello") is a well-known technique of drawing using water-based paints, invented in Art. III. in China. Water color paints become transparent after dissolving in water; therefore, when applied to grainy paper, the image looks airy and thin. In contrast to oil paintings, in watercolor works there are no textured strokes. Read further, ink. 52 × 70 (Gallery "Elysium")
- Isaac van Ostade (1621 - Haarlem - 1649) “Rural Scene Opposite a Peasant House”, 1641 Wood, oil, 48.5 × 65 cm (Old Masters Gallery)
- Kandinsky V. V. (1866−1944) “Mountain with domes”, 1909 Wood, panel, oil, 30.8 × 20.2 cm (Private collection Moscow)
- Kuznetsov P. V. (1878−1968) “Vegetables”, 1930s, oil on canvas, 70 × 88.5 cm (ArtPanorama Gallery)
- Levitan Isaac Ilyich (1860−1900) “Volga. A Dead Day”, 1895. Oil on canvas, 72.5 × 125 cm (Private collection, stand 8−24)
- V. Maksimov (1844−1911) “Grandfather Judge”, 1865. Oil on canvas 63, x81 cm (Daev Art Gallery, 33)
- Mashkov Ilya Ivanovich (1881−1944), “Bouquet. Lilac, poppies, irises ", late 1930s. Oil on canvas, 74 × 54 cm (ArtPanoarama Gallery) ... see the full list on the website of the Salon. According to visitors' reviews, we can judge the price range and price. For example, Ayvazovsky’s paintings were rated at 250 −300 thousand dollars, Korzhev and Kario - 120 thousand dollars each. 350 thousand dollars were requested for Roerich’s canvas, still life was estimated in the same range. Still life is a picturesque genre focusing on the depiction of the objective world. The name still life comes from the French nature morte or Italian natura morta, which translates as "dead th nature. "The still life depicts inanimate objects, compositionally arranged in a realistic space. Read more Mashkova with poppies and lilacs. Kulikov and Polenov - 18 thousand each. Sketches of costumes by Nina Eisenberg were offered for 10 thousand dollars. As always, prices ( and sources of information) unofficial - after all, this is the world of antiques!
Of course, it is difficult to compare works, but we will go through the prices of the previous spring salon. Then 150 thousand were asked for Nyssa and the same for Tarkhov. Portrait Portrait is a realistic genre depicting a person or a group of people existing in reality. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read more by Malyavin - 90 thousand, for Korovin - about 400 thousand. For the work of Sharshun asked from 10 to 70 thousand dollars. However, the work was offered different, so we can only talk about the order of prices.Pasternak L. O. (1862−1945), "Still Life with a Blue Vase and Dahlias". 1928. Oil on canvas.
Stand MARICHEVICH FINE ART Read also: "Forgotten Pasternak, Boris's father: 10 facts about the artist, who posed for Tolstoy and Einstein" Judging by the expositions at the stands of the most reputable antique galleries, the focus of collector's passions remains its stability. This is a domestic classical art and painting of European old masters, fine jewelry of famous Russian companies, Japanese and Chinese porcelain, bronze, products in the so-called style. "Russian modern" and church artifacts.Antique Salon "GRIBOEDOVSKY" is a canvas by A. A. Zelensky (1812−1886 (?)) "Lamentation of Christ." 1849. Oil on canvas. 149.5 × 114.2.

At the stand of the private collection “Russian Project” you can see a rare icon “The Savior in a Crown of Thorns”, created by S. D. Pichugin according to a sketch by V. M. Vasnetsov.

Along with the galleries, private collectors also take part in the work of the Antique Salon, the number of which was about one-tenth of all the participants who tried to come up with thematic expositions.
Lagorio Family Collection

Note the collection of the family of marine painter Lev Lagorio, a friend and pupil of I. K. Aivazovsky (about 20 works were presented), as well as the private collection “BK and KB”, which focuses on Vereschagin’s “Date” canvas (1881−1884).

Gallery "Elysium" for the Autumn Salon has prepared a thematic exhibition "Tiflis and Russian Avant-Garde", which was noted by both the public and the organizers, awarding a diploma in the nomination "For the Thematic Selection of a Collection". It was in Tiflis at the end of the 1910s that Russian futurism style developed in the first quarter of the twentieth century mainly in Italy and Russia. Some ironically call it cubist with a scandalous aftertaste. The founding fathers called to stop admiring the art of the past, and to exalt the industrial spirit of the future: to draw airplanes, automobiles, metal bridges, steamboats, and other achievements of progress. Read further went into the culmination of his development. Synthesis of painting and poetry is the work of Kirill Zdanevich, Igor Terentyev, Zygmund Valishevsky, who were among the most avant-garde of the existing futuristic groups - "41 °", whose predecessor was the Tiflis group "Syndicate of Futurists". Russian avant-gardists of the 1910s - early 1930s - Yakulov, Rozhdestvensky, Konchalovsky, Osmerkin, Leporskaya.Zygmunt Waliszewski "Toilet puppet". 1917 (gallery "Elysium") Work from the thematic exhibition "Tiflis and the Russian avant-garde" - as they say, "an event within the event." Presented vivid, interesting work.WatercolorAkvarel (from Italian. "Aquarello") is a well-known technique of drawing with water-based paints, invented in Art. III. in China. Water color paints become transparent after dissolving in water; therefore, when applied to grainy paper, the image looks airy and thin. Unlike oil paintings, watercolor works do not have textural strokes. Read more on Alexander Volkov “Spring. Ketmenshchiki ”(1917) - according to collectors, was offered for 60 thousand dollars. Another highlight of the current exhibition was a special exhibition“ Antique images in ancient clocks of the XVIII - XIX centuries ”.

The exposition tells about the old clock with a bronze plastic of the XVIII-XIX centuries, in which images and plots of ancient history and mythology are embodied. The main part of the exhibition consists of French mantel clocks with figures of gilded and patinated bronze, often in combination with white and red marble, which are included in the "elite" series of collectibles.

Russian Antique Salon, as always, clearly demonstrates the state of the market.
There are visitors, including "newbies", who are actively asking the price. Surely the main purchases will be made after the end of the opening day. The exception is, perhaps, the collections of Japanese and Chinese antiques - they say that, like in the spring, the brightest exhibits were also booked at the fair.Gallery of Japanese antiques "JAP PRO ART". Pair of vases with dragons and Buddhist lions. Japan, Nagoya, the end of the XIX century. Copper alloy, gilding, enamel. As usual, the price determines not only the "age" of the item and its collection value, but also the demand and purchasing power. Estimates of the proposals are also different: for someone Kustodiev for 200 thousand dollars is quite affordable, and for someone 25 thousand for Ostroukhov's landscape is very heavy money ... However, for a true collector his collection is an organic part of life, and the investment component is not the most important thing here . According to information from the participants, whose interest is focused on the paintings, sales still were - and at 100, and even at 200 thousand dollars per painting. Little, but there were. The average purchase amount was about 50 thousand dollars. The profit is not great, but still the presence of an actively interested buyer warmed the hearts of the participants of the 39th salon, which made the overall atmosphere quite optimistic.Antik-Invest Company and the Gallery of Graphic Arts at their joint exhibition presented as many as five paintings by George Nyssky (1903 - 1987), a recognized master of the industrial landscape. Georgy Nyssky. “Steamboat“ Russia ”, 1951 Oil on cardboard; 49 × 40.5 cm. Collectors and visitors noted a large number of works in the spirit of social realism - they, in particular, were presented by the joint exposition “Sovkom”, Leonid Shishkin’s gallery, reappeared at the fair, and Forma gallery.A small but substantive stand from one of Moscow's private galleries. The work of Levitan “Volga. Quiet Day ”, according to informal data, is estimated at $ 3 million, and for a still-life Korovin with a bouquet of roses was asked for $ 2 million.To get around the Antique Salon - how to cross the sea: an excursion of the “museum level”, in no more personal collection, an expensive gift, or just a fascinating promenade? Interest in the Salon from the side of art connoisseurs is not diminishing. The Jubilee 40th Russian Antique Salon will be held in Moscow in the spring from March 26 to April 3. Thomas Mostin (1864−1930). "World of Dreams". Canvas, oil. 101.6 × 76.2. Presented by the galleries "Akant" and "Viardo." The main illustration: Gallery "Trianon", the exhibition "From Modern to Modernism." In preparing used information from the review reports. Source of illustrations: the official website of the event, the PAC Facebook page