January 13th 2022
PROVENANCE MATTERS: THE MASS FAKING OF THE RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE ON THE WORLD ART MARKET 2000- 2018
Post-glasnost there was a huge surge of interest in Russian Avant Garde Painting but reputed specialists think 95% of pictures on the market are unacceptable.
The lecturer on this occasion is James Butterwick
James Butterwick began collecting and selling Russian art in 1985 and has established himself as one of the world’s leading dealers and experts in the field. During the 1990s he lived in Moscow, becoming the only foreign member of the Russian Society of Private Collectors, forming collections, contributing to museum exhibitions and reading lectures on the history of Russian Art. In 2008 James became the only foreign member of International Confederation of Antique and Art Dealers of Russia and the CIS, and in 2013 joined the Society of London Art Dealers, the leading group of its kind.