American collectors eager to donate Russian art to the country’s museums – Expert


American collectors of Russian art would gladly donate works of art from their own collection to Russian museums if appropriate legal channels are arranged, Anatoly Bekkerman, Anatoly Bekkerman, the owner of the ABA gallery in New York and one of the main Russian art dealers in the United States, told Sputnik

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – November 20, 2021) American collectors of Russian art would gladly donate works of art from their own collection to Russian museums if appropriate legal channels are arranged, Anatoly Bekkerman, Anatoly Bekkerman, the owner of the ABA gallery in New York and one of the leading Russian art dealers in the United States, Sputnik said.

“You see, if you organize a ‘Friends of the Pushkin Museum’ association in the United States, then collectors, art patrons living in America, would offer magnificent art that can be freely exported from the United States to Russia. And people would. amortizing the costs of this noble cause of taxes is a double pleasure. Americans would have the opportunity to become patrons of this museum community, and at the same time have a great financial interest, ”Bekkerman said.

Bekkerman believes the initiative will appeal to both American collectors and Russian museums, and will renew art lending practices between major Russian and American museums, which were frozen in 2010 due to the decades-long dispute over a library and archives. , known collectively as the Schneersohn Collection.

Not only did the Schneersohn Collection affair worsen the already strained bilateral diplomatic relations, it also hampered the overall cultural exchange between the two countries.

“Museums would gladly support it, but there must be people who will, the correct legal papers must be completed, but I think it must be done. And people, let’s say friends of Russian museums, I know for sure donate works of art to museum collections and provide masterpieces from their personal collections for exhibitions, ”added Bekkerman.

On November 9, ABA Gallery opened the exhibition titled “Masterpieces of Russian Art from American Collections” in the Museum-Exhibition Complex of the Russian Academy of Arts in Moscow. The gallery featured paintings by Nicholas Roerich, Robert Falk, Konstantin Korovin and Ivan Aivazovsky, some of whose works were exhibited for the first time in Russia.


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