Sotheby’s Russian Art Auctions to be Led by Important Group of Paintings by Vereschagin

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LONDON.- Sotheby’s Summer Sales of Russian Art, which take place in London this June, will present for sale Russian Paintings, Works of Art, Fabergé, Icons and Contemporary Art. The Evening auction of Important Russian Paintings will take place on Monday, June 6, 2011, the Russian Paintings Day Sale will be staged on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 and Russian Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons takes place on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Combined, all three auctions are estimated to realise in excess of £20 million. Commenting on the forthcoming series, Jo Vickery, Senior Director and Head of Russian Art Department, Sotheby’s London said: “Sotheby’s global total of $82 million achieved in 2010 for sales of Russian Art combined with the success of our April Sale of Russian Art in New York, which brought more than $16