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 Painting by Aivazovsky from occupied Crimea sold at Russian art auction at Christie's

During the London-hosted Russian art auction, the Christie’s Auction House sold Ivan Aivazovsky's Shipwreck painting that had been previously exhibited in the Crimea's Feodosia art gallery.

Censor.NET reports referring to Kommersant.

The article notes: "On June 6, the Christie's Auction House put up more than 250 paintings and works of decorative fine art worth $6.4 million during the Russian week in London.

"More than 90 paintings by famous Russian artists, including Ivan Aivazovsky, Boris Grigoriev, Leon Bakst, Boris Kustodiev, Ilya Repin, Konstantin Korovin, and Konstantin Somov were brought to the attention of collectors.

"One of the auction's top lots, the painting by Ivan Aivazovsky "Shipwreck", exceeded initial expectations and was bought for about $228,200. Finally, 27 painting lots remained unsold."

As is known, the Feodosia art gallery houses more than 400 works by Ivan Aivazovsky.

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