Auctioneers are targeting the former Soviet Union’s growing middle
well as ultra-wealthy oligarchs, at a twice-yearly series of Russian art
in London this week. Business tycoons from Russia and Ukraine have been
the biggest bidders in salerooms around the world for several years,
boost values for contemporary, modern, impressionist and Russian art.
fine art prices hitting new records after a relatively brief slump
caused by the
global financial crisis, auction houses are quietly confident that the
for Russian paintings, manuscripts and works of art will be strong.