“According to Dostoyevsky’s motto, “Beauty will save the world”. Far from expressing a simple aesthetic pleasure, Russian art reveals a spirit, an inspiration where Byzantium and the forms of the North converge. Through these styles, happiness and melancholy are expressed, and in the abyss of sorrow, the vision of a paradise both near and far can be discovered. ”
Russian Art is a niche market. Aguttes was the first auction house in France on the market of 20th century Russian painters for several years, starting in 2006. It has obtained a large number of world records, including, for instance, in 2008 Scène de cabaret by Lado Gudiasvili sold at 868,000 euros, in 2009 Portrait of Daria Kamenka by Vasili Shukhaev at 800,000 euros and in 2012 Vue de Tiflis by Véra Rockline at 363,000 euros.
Our buyers are looking for high quality works of art such as beautiful goldsmithery or works signed with the following artists: Serebriakova, Iakovleff, Korovine, Benois, Bakst, École de Paris, as well as historical souvenirs and emigration archives.