Tag Archives: Konstantin Akinsha

The Kingdom of Darkness Is Surrendered forced police to see themselves reflected in the mirrors held by protesters.COURTESY CIVIL SECTOR OF MAIDAN
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Icons on the Barricades: Incredible Ukrainian Protest Art

Artists have been at the center of the protests in Ukraine, offering murals, performances, and a golden “throne” Read More

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High Court Drama: Scholars, Christie’s, and the Russian Oligarch

A judge decided it was a fake, but some scholars say that a Russian painting sold at Christie’s is genuine Read More

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ARTnews Wins a Clarion Award

ARTnews has won a 2010 Clarion Award, sponsored by the Association for Women in Communications, for excellence in reporting for the article “The Faking of the Russian Avant-Garde,” published in our Summer 2009 issue. The article was written by Konstantin … Read More

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Resurrecting Stalin?

Russians debate the future of old monuments to the leader and their meaning for the present. Read More

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Where the Pictures Don’t Always Match the Labels

Experts say that many of the works attributed to Russian masters in a Venice exhibition are not what they're claimed to be. Read More

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Art in Russia: Under Attack

With trials, harassment, and other forms of intimidation, Russian authorities are striking out against curators and artists—who are, in turn, organizing projects that are increasingly provocative and political. Read More

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The Mauerbach Scandal

An exhibition in Vienna brings to light new evidence of Austria’s reluctance to return art looted by the Nazis. Read More

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Glitz and Garbage

The Kabakov retrospective in Moscow revealed more about contemporary Russia than it did about the artists. Read More

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Fighting for Their Rights

The modernist masterpieces of Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov were nationalized by the Bolsheviks and are now on view in a celebrated and controversial exhibition at London’s Royal Academy. The heirs’ efforts to compel the Russian state to provide them with “reasonable compensation” has become an international legal and political issue. Read More

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The Mysterious Journey of an Erotic Masterpiece

Femme nue couchée, one of several Courbets owned by the Hungarian Jewish collector Baron Ferenc Hatvany, disappeared after World War II from a Budapest bank vault. The painting resurfaced 50 years later in Slovakia, setting off a cat-and-mouse game that resulted in its restitution to Hatvany’s heirs—who loaned it to the Courbet retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris. Read More

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Top Ten ARTnews Stories: Tracking the Trophy Brigade

Konstantin Akinsha and Grigorii Kozlov revealed the fate of thousands of artworks that disappeared into the Soviet Union after World War II. Read More

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More Demand, More Questions

As the market grows for Russian and Eastern European art, forgeries proliferate. Read More

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The Scandal Sweeping Russia’s Art Market

Forgers have been retouching hundreds of works by minor European artists, putting the signatures of major Russian artists on them and selling them for many times their worth. Read More

Kulik’s photo of a dead Chechen terrorist, Madonna and Child (detail of Bus Stop), 2005, from “Russia 2.” COURTESY GUELMAN GALLERY, MOSCOW
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Provocateurs, Ghosts, Accomplices, and Starz

Whether the first Moscow Biennale accomplished its aims—to legitimize contemporary art in Russia and to thrust contemporary Russian art onto the international stage—is debatable, but it was certainly the most important art event in the city in many years. Read More