No buyers for top lots at Russian sales

Varoli, John
July 2008
Art Newspaper;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 17 Issue 193, p51
This article reports on the sales accumulated by auction houses for Russian works of art in London, England, in June 2008. Dealers and collectors blamed the disappointing results on exorbitant estimates. Andrei Ruzhnikov, managing director of Aurora Fine Art Investment Fund, attributed the results to intense competition between auction houses.


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