“It’s a really important place, and there are a lot of Russians buying art,” says fair president Yves Bouvier. However, it’s hard to define still-developing tastes. “It’s a new market, people are still finding out what they like,” he admits.
Among the items on offer this time will be works by major modern artists like Marc Chagall, Mark Rothko and Wassily Kandinsky, along with pieces from 22 jewelers including Bulgari, Harry Winston and Van Cleef & Arpels.
But luckily it’s not all about the new world order: Kicking off the festivities will be a sumptuous sit-down dinner inside the Manezh, where 500 guests will dine on traditional treats like blinis heaped with caviar.
Moscow World Fine Art Fair
May 27-June 2