Jones Fine Art Newsletter
After nearly ten years of studying and selling Russian Impressionist
Art, it's strange to find it's now the "in" era to study and
Art and Auction magazine writes that the art world was surprised because
the art only came to light in the early 1990's. Historians were
convinced that the artists only produced works that glorified Mother
Russia since that was all you would see at exhibitions. (That was
all the artist's union would accept, plus it saved a vacation to Siberia.) When
the wall came down, they discovered wondrous canvases that the artists
painted for their own pleasure.
A and A also predicts that Russian Art and Asian Art will power the international
auction houses over the next decade as more books and exhibitions drive more
In the U.S., the current exhibition at the Smithsonian is creating a "buzz" in
both the art community, as well as the diplomatic arena.
The Russian Ambassador used the Smithsonian exhibition as a way to introduce
Russian Art to 150 senior executives of fifty major U.S. corporations. He
feels this art will correct inaccurate stereotypes of the Russian people.
The Russian museums have promised more cooperation with touring exhibitions in
the U.S. The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis is developing three additional
traveling shows in conjunction with Russian Museums.
With all that said, we're still buying the best art we can find. We have
an excellent arrangement with Phyllis J. Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery
at M. Willis Fine Art & Design in Oakley. Phone
513-871-2100. We are working closely with the gallery and will maintain
a changing inventory there.
Needless to say, the new-found importance of the art, the stronger Euro and the
American, European, Russian, and Chinese collectors are driving the top artists'
We think the market is just now in its infancy, even though our early collectors
have already experienced significant joy.