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Milan - 23/07/2014
Takashi Murakami lands in Milan
Tonight, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is set to unveil a new large-scale one-man exhibition at...
New York - 11/07/2014
On Kawara passed at the age of 81
On Kawara, the Japan-born conceptual artist who made his home in New York City for the past 50 years...
Basel - 16/06/2014
Swiss Art Awards 2014
The winners of the Swiss Art Awards 2014 will be announced in Basel tonight, in the presence of Fede...
Los Angeles - 09/06/2014
Hauser Wirth & Schimmel to Open Downtown Los Angeles
Iwan Wirth, president and owner of Hauser & Wirth, announced the company's new Los Angeles venue wil...
Los Angeles - 03/06/2014
MOCA announces the appointment of 
Helen Molesworth as Chief Curator
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) announced that Helen Molesworth has been appointe...

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Roman Abramovich acquires the largest collection of Ilya Kabakov


An incredible acquisition for one of the richest men in Russia, Roman Abramovich has allegedly spent $60 million to acquire works by the Russian artist Ilya Kabakov. The collection is composed of forty works, all created before Kabakov left Moscow in 1987, considered the most important period of the artist’s career. Emilia Kabakov, the artist's wife, said she and her husband were relieved when they learned that the collection would remain intact.
Owner of the previous collection, American collector John L. Stewart, nor representatives of Roman Abramovich have commented on the deal. However, Natalia Kolodzei, the executive director of the Kolodzei Art Foundation has said: “It is one of the largest collections of Ilya Kabakov works in the world”. She also states that the collection is incomparable in terms of its artistic and historic value. The works recently acquired include eight albums from the series Ten Characters (1968-1975).
lya Kabakov who now lives in New York was one of the founders of the Moscow conceptual art school. Since 2008 when Ilya Kabakov's painting Beetle sold at Phillips de Pury & Co auction for $US5.8 million the artist has been named the most expensive Russian artist still alive

ILYA KABAKOV, Beetle, 1982, Enamel paint on wooden panel. Courtesy Phillips de Pury & Co.

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