Going, going, sold

S. Zhukovsky's 1909 painting "Lake Moldino" and A. V. Murashko's 1912 "Portrait of a Young Woman with Muffing" fetched, $15,000 and $25,000 respectively at an auction held by the Kiev History Museum Saturday Dec. 7.

In all, about 70 percent of the 127 19th - and 20th-century paintings auctioned by the museum found buyers.

Another recent auction held late last month by the L - Art gallery; offered up the works of Ukrainian socialist realists from the 1950s and 1960s. Of the 66 paintings on the auction block, 25 were sold with "Fatality" by Kiev artist Alexei And attracting the top bid of $7.000.

Alexander Liapin,
Kiev Post December 19-25 1996

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