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“Russian Avant-Garde: Original or Fake” Symposium at Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Museum Ludwig, Cologne brings together leading experts, art historians, art dealers and art collectors from around the world for an online symposium “Russian Avant-Garde: Original or Fake”.  James Butterwick will be speaking on Saturday, November 7 at 5pm (CET) in the panel titled after his lecture “The Dark Side of The Boom. The Mass Faking of the Russian Avant Garde”. Read More

Yakov Chernikhov: The Soviet Experiment on Artsy

We are delighted to launch a new online exclusive show on Artsy - Yakov Chernikhov. The Soviet Experiment. The show will run from 28 October to 28 November 2020. Please follow the link in the article to view the show.
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Original or fake? James Butterwick gives interview to the Arts Newspaper about Museum Ludwig recent exhibition

Questions over the authenticity of Russian avant-garde art have plagued the market for decades. Now, a groundbreaking new exhibition at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne has begun to provide answers. Read More

James Butterwick Gallery to take part in the inaugural TEFAF Online 2020

We are delighted to be part of the first TEFAF Online show. The inaugural TEFAF Online Fair will be held November 1-4, 2020, with two preview days on October 30 and 31, 2020. Pre-registration is open on TEFAF website now. Read More

“Alexander Bogomazov. The Lost Futurist” – Online Exclusive on Artsy

We are delighted to launch today our first online exclusive exhibition of “Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930). The Lost Futurist” on Artsy. The exhibition will be on till 30 November - follow the link to view the artworks. Read More

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 thoroughly 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