Sotheby’s published the results of the Evening Sales Russian Art held in London on November, 24. The sales of 32 works totaled £14 155 600. The number of sold lots exceeded 60 % from their total number.
Michael Fedorovich Larionov’s picture Lying Nude was the most expensive sold at the auction. The picture was sold for £1 385 250 (estimate £1 200 000–1 500 000). The picture was made in 1906−1907 in Paris where the artist arrived on Sergey Dyagilev’s invitation. Under the influence of postimpressionism art Larionov started to elaborate a new art system. Lying Nude is its embodiment.