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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... Read More

James Butterwick Invited Guest Editor of Antykvar, a Ukrainian magazine

We are grateful to the Antykvar Magazine for inviting James Butterwick to be the guest editor of the next issue of this magazine. Watch his first conversation with Anna Sherman, Editor-in-chief of “Antykvar”, where they discuss... Read More

Ukraine Art Dealers Race Back to Kyiv to Save Artworks From Warpath

“Katia Vozianova had gotten out. The minute Russia invaded Ukraine, the Kyiv-based art dealer had packed a small suitcase, a hairdryer, and a single, framed watercolor and headed to the border with Romania. For the next week she volunteered... Read More

Oleksandr Bohomazov featured in The Times

Rachel Campbell-Johnston features two artworks by the Ukrainian artist Oleksandr Bohomazov in the art column of The Times on 11 March 2022 as James talks about showing the works by this Ukrainian avant-gardist at TEFAF Maastricht this June,... Read More

James Butterwick on Ukrainian Art: Interview

Thank you Antykvar magazine for the recent interview with James Butterwick. Read on to find out how James started to collect and exhibit Ukrainian art, how works by Oleksandr Bohomazov, Boris Kosarev, Maria Sinyakova are viewed in the West,... Read More

Soviet Art in the West: Who Needs It and Why?

The interest to art that is generally defined by an overarching term "Soviet" has been high for the last few decades. Why is the term "Soviet art" so contested, who are the people hunting it down at auctions and how can one start a collection of works by Soviet artists? Anastasia Lander of Esquire spoke with leading experts in the field, James Butterwick being one of them. Read More

We See Less Sales of Russian Avant Garde Fakes

“Not long ago 49 artworks allegedly by Natalia Goncharova were taken down from Gallery 95 Auction & Estate Sales in Hardville (SC, USA). However, overall we are beginning to see less fakes, says James Butterwick, London art dealer... Read More

Peregrine Pollen, Man of Action

As time is plentiful, I hope you will find time to read the below – reminiscences from the Art Newspaper and myself about my close friend, and former President of Sotheby’s, New York in the swinging sixties, Peregrine Pollen who died in February. Read More

“An Epidemic of Russian Fakes” by Russian Art Focus

Fascinating read at Russian Art Focus "An Epidemic of Russian Fakes". "The art world recently hailed as a major victory the acquittal of prominent British dealer of Russian art James Butterwick in a libel case". Read on... Read More

Russian Art Focus: Interview with James Butterwick

Happy New Year, everyone! For us this year starts with a wonderful article by Monica Norse at the Russian Art Focus. Described as “a flamboyant, adventurous character with strong principles, a great sense of humour and an extremely sharp... Read More

Key Things to Consider When Purchasing Art

In his recent interview to Ukrainian TV channel Zik, James Butterwick spoke about the specifics of art dealing and named 3 key principles to follow when purchasing art. Read More

Russian Art Week Auction Sales Peak at $50mln

Russian art sales during the the Russian Art Week of 25 Novemebr 2019 brought to the UK auction houses a revenue of almost $50mln. James Butterwick, an established UK art dealer in Russian and Ukrainian avant garde art, thinks the figures... Read More