Sotheby's auction house did not put «the View of the Kremlin» off the sales

Sotheby’s auction house changed the attribution of the picture put up for Russian sales which is planned to be on June 10. Earlier this canvas was attributed to Ilya Glazunov and was named as «the View of the Kremlin».

Notably, earlier Ilya Glazunov addressed to management of the Sotheby’s auction house with the request to put the picture attributed to him off the auction Russian painting sales.

«I protest, I demand, the forgery to be put off the sales. The Kremlin. Horses. It is awful. I did not use such plots in my works…The picture «the View of the Kremlin» is not mine. The picture is awful and compromises me as the artist», — the artist informed.

The auction house spread the information in which it was noticed that the present owner of the picture was the manager in the KaDeWe Berlin department store in the period of 1970-1980. Glazunov made the picture «the View of the Kremlin» to his order as an advertising panel for this shop. Later the manager bought this picture.

Rossvyazokhrankultura was for the demand of Ilya Glazunov. However, staff of Sotheby’s did not want to put «the View of the Kremlin» off the auction sales. Nowadays, the canvas is attributed as the picture of Russian school of the XX century. It is still estimated at $16 000-24 000.

Published in: on July 1, 2008 at 2:42 am  Leave a Comment  
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