An art dealer in early 20th-century Russian and Ukrainian art, James Butterwick shares his journey towards this specialism and his passion for one artist in particular: the Ukrainian avant-garde painter and theorist Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930). Follow the link to watch the whole video.
Those who seek to discover, remake or re-brand Ukrainian Art would do themselves a major service by visiting a show where, and the curators are to be heartily congratulated, a consensus has taken place with a number of major Ukrainian museums and private collectors. This agreement, with loans from major Ukrainian museums, gives the exhibition far greater range and depth.
“The Futurist Collection” exhibition will be on until 9 January 2022. Delighted that several works by Alexander Bogomazov, acquired by the museum from James Butterwick, are featured in the show. In the exhibition, the latest acquisitions of Balla and Jules Schmalzigaug are surrounded by works by Umberto Boccioni, Alexander Bogomazov and Vilmos Huszár.
James Butterwick began collecting and selling Russian art in 1985, and has since established himself as one of the world’s leading experts in the field. During the 1990s he lived in Moscow, becoming the only foreign member of the Russian Society of Private Collectors. Now based in the UK, James assembles collections, takes part in museum exhibitions and art fairs, and delivers lectures on Russian art across the UK and globally.
We are a private, by-invitation-only gallery situated in the heart of Mayfair with a stock of pictures by late-19th, early-20th century Russian and Ukrainian artists - we also provide a full authentication service of any work of the Russian Avant-Garde. In addition, we sell items by Western Masters and Soviet non-conformists.
All too rare are the occasions when one can praise, not bury, a cultural event that takes place in Ukraine. The personal exhibition of Bogomazov at NAMU, ‘Creative Laboratory’, in 2019 was a fine demonstration of a great artist, it deserved greater exposure,...