Escape Artists – The Non-conformists Online

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Escape Artists – The Non-conformists Online


Escape Artists – The Non-conformists Online
Auction: Thu 24 Sep - Thu 1 Oct 2020
Exhibition: to Thu 1 Oct 2020
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


After two successful auctions in New York in 2018 and 2019, the 2020 edition of our dedicated online sale of Russian non-conformist art will be held in London. Escape Artists reflects the hugely varied output of this so-called second avant-garde. Some continued the abstraction pioneered by the artists of the original avant-garde, others produced hyper-realistic works while the Sots-Art artists appropriated official Soviet imagery and emblems to subversive ends. Several emigrated to the United States and Europe, while others continued to work underground in the Soviet Union. What they all had in common was their rejection of the state-imposed doctrine of Socialist Realism, censorship and cultural isolation.

24 September – 1 October 2020 | London | full auction details

For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+44 20 7293 5283

For sale enquiries please contact:

Reto Barmettler


Head of Department, London

Russian Pictures

+44 20 7293 5673


Charlotte Larkin

Deputy Director


Russian Pictures

+44 207 293 5565


Ieva Mikutaviciute


Russian Pictures

+44 207 293 5677


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