Watercolor and scenery by Alexander Benois will go under the hammer

Watercolor and scenery by Alexander Benois will go under the hammerIn November at Sotheby's auction will be exhibited works of the artist and art historian Alexander Benois. It is reported portal The ArtDaily citing data from Sotheby's.The hammer will go 130 lots, the proceeds from which, according to preliminary estimates, will amount to between 1.2 to 1.8 million dollars. The auction will offer a watercolor Benoit, portraits of his family members, landscapes, book illustrations and theatrical costumes. The portal notes that previously, the auction has not exhibited such a large collection of works by Benois.Sabina Tringale (Sabina Tringalas), a specialist in Russian art auction house, said that some of the objects from the collection before the auction will be exhibited in the galleries of France and Italy. Thus the auction hopes to attract not only art collectors from Russia.Alexander Benois (1870-1960) studied painting, art history, worked on illustrations and decorations. In the late nineteenth century, the artist founded the Association "World of Art", and the eponymous magazine. Benoist is best known as the artist and one of Directors of the Russian ballet of Diaghilev. In 1926 Alexander Benois lived in France. Source: Watercolor and scenery by Alexander Benois will go under the hammer.



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