Contemporary Art from Former Soviet Union Finds Collectors

A work titled “Self-Portrait” by the late Russian painter and Kino drummer Georgy Gulyanov topped more than £1.29 million ($1.72 million) in sales during the auction titled “Contemporary East.” (Photo: Sotheby’s)

In the early 1990s, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, art fell by the wayside in both the Caucasus and Central Asia. But now the art market in those regions is showing signs of life.
 

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Monica Ellena is a Tbilisi-based freelance journalist.

Contemporary Art from Former Soviet Union Finds Collectors

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