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­MacDougall's Russian art sale a winner: $20 million raised

Published: 04 June, 2012, 17:39

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Still Life. Apples and Eggs (1921)

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Still Life. Apples and Eggs (1921)

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MacDougall’s auction house specializing exclusively in Russian Art has earned a hefty $19.9 million at its recent sales, surpassing the estimates on all top lots with 19th and 20th century works going under the hammer.

According to Art Daily, the 27 and 30 May auction brought one of the firm's best results ever.

The sale also set new records for artists such as the avant-garde painter and writer Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. His 1921 Still Life. Apples and Eggs sold for a whopping $3.5 million, becoming the artist’s most expensive work ever auctioned.

Mikhail Larionov's early masterpiece Flowers on a Veranda, the next most expensive work of the sale, fetched $1.8.

The third highest price was paid for Zinaida Serebriakova's Sleeping Nude (Katya).

Works by landscape painter Isaac Levitan, seascape master Ivan Aivazovsky, modernist Soviet artist Aleksandr Deyneka and others also went under the hammer.

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