Russian Art Sales Week Kicks Off in London

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The capital of Great Britain will host the Russian Art Sales Week. The major auction houses will exhibit highly anticipated masterpieces by Isaak Levitan, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Vasily Polenov, Leon Bakst and Alexander Rodchenko, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Monday.

The antiques come from private collections, mostly from the US and Europe.

Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Macdougall’s auction houses will present “Summer” and “Verdurous Pond” by Levitan, a rare collection of theatrical costume sketches by Leon Bakst, the Faberge watch and a picture from Polenov’s Evangelical cycle.