Sotheby's history in Russia began as early as 1988 with a groundbreaking sale of Avant-Garde and Soviet Art that realised more than £2 million. The first auction of Russian Art at Sotheby's London was held in 2002, and since then Sotheby’s has held many exciting and successful sales in the category. Click ahead to read the stories of some auction highlights with Russian provenance.
These works, along with many other pieces sourced in Russia, will be on view at Moscow's Ivanovsky Hall of the Российская государственная библиотека (Russian State Library) on 24 May from 10am to 3pm, an exhibition celebrating 10 years of Sotheby's in Moscow.
For more information about Sotheby's Moscow, view our Moscow location page.