UNVEILED AT CHRISTIE’S SPRING EXHIBITION IN MOSCOW ON 23 APRIL 2013 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1911
London – Christie’s is proud to present Ilya Mashkov’s (1881-1944) masterpiece Still life with fruit, the finest example of Russian Neo-Primitivism to appear at auction in recent history. Painted in 1910, it was immediately revealed to the public at the inaugural Jack of Diamonds exhibition in Moscow, one of the earliest exhibitions of Russian Avant-Garde. Exceptionally rare, Still life with fruit will feature in the Russian Art sale at Christie’s London on 3 June 2013, appearing on the market for the first time in history. This extraordinary painting will be unveiled on public view in Moscow for the first time since 1911 at Christie’s 20th exhibition of highlights, which will cover 350 years of art history and will be held at Spiridonov House, from 24 to 26 April 2013.
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