Painting from the Collection of Mikhail Baryshnikov to Highlight Sotheby’s Sale of Russian Art

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NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s 12 April 2011 auction of Russian Art in New York will feature a painting that Mikhail Baryshnikov donated to the Baryshnikov Arts Center, so that they may offer it at auction. The full proceeds from the sale of Petr Petrovich Vereshchagin’s View of St. Petersburg, one of the most magnificent cityscapes by the artist ever to appear at auction (est. $300/500,000*), will go to benefit the Center’s work. The painting will be on view in Sotheby’s York Avenue Galleries beginning 7 April alongside the full sale exhibition. The Baryshnikov Arts Center is the realization of a long-held vision by artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov, who sought to build an arts center to serve as a thriving creative laboratory and performance space for multidisciplinary artists from around the world. Located in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, BAC comprises four studios, a studio theater,