Sotheby’s 1988 Auction. A Turning Point for Unofficial Moscow Artists

Perestroika and reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev affected all spheres of life in Russia. As a result, unofficial artists in Moscow felt the full influence of this complicated yet rewarding period. A colossal number of artists, previously recognized only in a narrow circle, emerged from the underground. Sotheby’s auction in Moscow in 1988 became the landmark … Continue reading Sotheby’s 1988 Auction. A Turning Point for Unofficial Moscow Artists