News Archives: 2018

The Daily Telegraph: Studio Voltaire takes its creative flair to Mayfair

London dealers James Butterwick and Alon Zakaim have unearthed a collection of 47 drawings from the Twenties by avant-garde artist Yakov Chernikhov, which display his interest in industrial architecture and abstract design. Read More

Yakov Chernikhov 1889-1951: The Soviet Piranesi

James Butterwick and Alon Zakaim Fine Art are presenting the first personal exhibition of a pioneering architect, designer, and theoretician Yakov Chernikhov. Read More

Lecture: James Butterwick on The Faking of the Russian Art

On June 9th at the Museum of Russian Impressionism, Moscow James Butterwick gave a lecture on The Faking of the Russian Art. Read More

Museum of Russian Impressionism: James Butterwick on The Faking of the Russian Art

Saturday, 9 June 2018, 7 pm
Museum of Russian Impressionism, Moscow Read More

Hashtagmaastricht: TEFAF 2018 is great again!

We were quite taken by the works of Boris Kosarev in the stand of Gallery James Butterwick London. Not only were the paintings and photographs of Boris Kosarev full of color and brightness, they also had interesting shapes and sizes. Read More

союзженскихсил.рф: Джеймс Баттервик на TEFAF заново открыл нам Бориса Косарева

В марте в Маастрихте на TEFAF, главной ярмарке антиквариата мирового уровня, уже не первый раз участвовал Джеймс Баттервик, самый известный британский коллекционер, который в течение многие лет с такой любовью и терпеливостью собирает русское искусство 1880-1920-х. Read More

Antiques Trade Gazette: Exhibitor Opinion. View From The Floor

"If you're going to the premier art fair, you've got to be selling the real McCoy - I find the vetting quite reassuring, in a way". James Butterwick Read More


James Butterwick progresses to Stand 725 at this year’s TEFAF Maastricht (March 10-18) with a unique ensemble of works by the Ukrainian artist Boris Kosarev (1897-1994). The Kharkov Laboratory 1918-1929 focuses on Kosarev’s early career as a leading light of the Kharkov Avant-Garde, seeking to create ‘a new culture’ in a range of media from pencil and watercolour to collage and photography. Read More

The Art Newspaper: When it comes to understanding authenticity, listen to the dealers and the market—not the academics

Imagine the scenario. A client buys a painting from me and wishes to resell it at auction a few years later, only to be told that the auction house cannot accept the work as it is unable to “guarantee authenticity”. The client’s next port of call would be a top dealer, but they also refuse. Where does this leave the seller? Read More