Paintings rescued from Ukraine offered in Sotheby’s fundraising sale

The Art Newspaper published an article on the upcoming Sotheby’s fundraising sale “Contemporary Discoveries” that runs from 13-19 May 2022 and features several works contributed by James Butterwick.

“In response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine provoked by Russia’s invasion, Sotheby’s has announced that it will be raising funds for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Ukraine via the sale of works by 15 contemporary Ukrainian artists and 13 international artists. Bidding for the online auction Contemporary Discoveries runs from 13-19 May and the works will be on display at the auction house’s New Bond Street galleries.

he London-based dealer James Butterwick, donated a work from his collection: Lviv artist Ivan Turetskyy’s Entrance into the Unknown (2019), plus two works by Mykola Bilous, whose canvases are inspired by movie stills, together with London dealer Alon Zakaim. He also facilitated the donation of nine more works—three by Kyiv’s Tsekh Gallery, including Holidays, a monumental 2018 watercolor and pencil work by Yevgeny Petrov of Odesa, and three by artists, Maria Musiiaka from Kharkiv, Maria Bilyan from Ternopil, and Ivan Turetskyy from Lviv.

Katia Vozianova, Butterwick’s representative in Ukraine, saved some of the works now being offered at the auction out of Kyiv.” — The Art Newspaper, 10 May 2022

Read the full article here.