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James Butterwick is delighted to be part of TEFAF Online 2020: an inaugural digital fair experience featuring one single masterwork per gallery

James Butterwick will join 282 exhibitors on the new digital platform, TEFAF Online. Accelerated in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, TEFAF, whose fairs champion museum-quality art from across the ages, will host its inaugural fair November 1-4, 2020 online, with two preview days on October 30 and 31, 2020. TEFAF Online will serve the art community in place of this year’s annual TEFAF New York Fair by gathering the majority of the TEFAF global community -- exhibitors will be directly accessible to buyers in real-time -- to present 7,000 years of art history. Read More

James Butterwick Lectures Go Online

A tireless campaigner against the faking of the Russian Avant Garde, James has delivered lectures in museums and institutions both nationally and internationally. As the world adjusts to the new now, we are exploring a range of new formats. Yesterday James  gave his first lecture via Zoom to The Arts Society members in Scotland, the experience that was throughly enjoyed by both the audience and the speaker. 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

James Butterwick, The Dealer, features in the New Yorker and a Documentary

James Butterwick as "The Dealer" in a short documentary "Peter's Painting" shot in Brooklyn, featured by the New Yorker. Read on... 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

Delighted to Announce Sale of Alexander Bogomazov “Self Portrait”

We are delighted to Announce Sale of Alexander Bogomazov "Self Portrait" to Kroeller Muller Museum in the Netherlands Read More

Yakov Chernikhov at TEFAF 2020 in Maastricht

James Butterwick is back on Stand 725 at this year’s TEFAF Maastricht (March 7-15) with 34 sensational Avant-Garde works by Yakov Chernikhov Read More

James Butterwick Wins Avant Garde Defamation Case

An Italian court has cleared London Russian Art dealer James Butterwick of charges of defamation brought by the organizers of the show, “Avangardie Russe dal Cubofuturismo al Suprematismo’ held in Mantua from 30.11.2013 to 23.2.2014. Read More

Great Road by Isaak Levitan – Sale Announced

We are delighted to announce the sale of The Great Road. Avenue of Birches (1897) by Isaak Levitan. 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