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Russian Art

“According to Dostoevsky’s formula, ‘Beauty will save the world.’ Far from expressing mere aesthetic pleasure, Russian art opens up to the revelation of a spirit, an inspiration where Byzantium and Northern forms intersect. Through these styles, joy and sadness are expressed, and in the abyss of despair, the vision of a paradise both near and distant is discovered.”

— François Rault

Leading auction house in France for the market of 20th-century Russian painters

Aguttes auction house was, starting from 2006 and for several years, the leading auction house in France for the market of 20th-century Russian painters. It achieved numerous world records, such as in 2008 when Lado Gudiasvili’s Cabaret Scene was sold for 868,000 euros, in 2009 when Vasili Shukhaev’s Portrait of Daria Kamenka fetched 800,000 euros, and in 2012 when Véra Rockline’s View of Tiflis was sold for 363,000 euros.

Our buyers are seeking high-quality art objects, such as exquisite silverware or works bearing the following signatures: Sérébriakova, Lakovleff, Korovine, Benois, Bakst, École de Paris, as well as historical memorabilia and emigration archives.

Good to know: our Russian Art department organizes two auctions per year in Paris or online.

Our specialist is at your disposal to appraise your goods and provide you with professional expertise and advice for selling or investing. Discover our sales calendar and our offices.

The auction house has a unique communication power and provides modern and targeted tools to sellers for effective international exposure. We pay special attention to the production of the sales catalog, both in its design and content, whether it is in print format or entirely digital. During our campaigns, we mobilize buyers from our portfolio in all specialties and identified potential buyers. We communicate with them through various channels: online and offline advertisements, social media, email marketing, media, influencers, auction platforms, with tailored and high-quality materials: images, text, and videos.




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    Why Aguttes?


    More than 14 specialized departments

    Personalized accompaniment

    Large and agile organization for the management of "top lots" and particular collections

    International records

    More than 60% of buyers are foreign

    Culture of excellence

    More than 150 lots sold at more than 100 000€ in 2022

    Frequency of sales

    4 annual auctions by specialty

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