Realist paintings from the 1960s by Gerhard Richter, like Der Kongress (Professor Zander), 1965, can sell for as much as $10 million. ©CHRISTIE’S IMAGES
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The 10 Most Expensive Living Artists

Tracking the highest prices paid for contemporary artworks. Read More

Vandals sprayed “Vermin” and “Scum, you are devils” over works by Alisa Zrazhevskaya and Alexander Dorokhov at the Sakharov Museum. COURTESY SAKHAROV MUSEUM AND PUBLIC CENTER, MOSCOW
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‘Orthodox Bulldozer’

Artists whose works deal with religious themes are reviled by the Russian Orthodox Church, while the vandals who destroy their works are hailed as martyrs. Read More