Russian cinema, or “kino”, is considered to be among the most influential in the world. Though it has been in decline for the past 20 years, it may finally see signs of revival as well as the beginning of a Russian-American cultural partnership.
The name of Ivan Aivazovsky has been known for more then 100 years as the most outstanding among the names of the Russian school artists. Aivazovsky started been popular in his young years.
Fears of a dire crisis for the art market following the deadly terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center twin towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington seemed to fade away between November 5th and 7th 2001 thanks to a series of record bids during the sales of the Hoener, Smooke and Gaffé collections.
Two small Ivan Aivasovskys paintings on sale at Sotheby’s New York this year.