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Sotheby’s and Christie’s cancel Russian art auctions in response to war in Ukraine

Sotheby’s and Christie’s have both said that they are cancelling their upcoming auctions of Russian art due to Russia’s war on Ukraine, according to The Art Newspaper. The auctions, typically held in June, had been favourites of Russian collectors. “Sotheby’s will not be holding Russian art sales in June,” a spokesperson for the auction house...

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Ukraine’s art and artists refuse to bow down to war

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends...

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The Russian-born Parisian painter whose atelier became a haunt of icons

May 14, On This Day Tiny but talented: Marie Vassilieff  of Montparnasse An integral part of the artistic community on the left bank of Paris, Montparnasse, Russian-born painter Marie Vassilieff studied painting under Henri Matisse and attended classes at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. She was born in February 1884 and died on May...