MacDougall Auctions is the only fine art auction house to specialise in Russian Art, regularly setting new world records.
MacDougall’s is the only fine art auction house to specialise exclusively in Russian art. The biannual sales during London’s Russian Art Week in June and December feature works by Russian masters from the 19th to the 21st century, works on paper, icons and works of art. We were the first international auction house with a representative in Moscow and are still the only one with a representative in Kiev. MacDougall’s has developed an extensive client base in Russia and the CIS, nurturing close relationships with collectors, and we regularly take preview exhibitions to both Moscow and Kiev. All staff members are Russian speakers and we collaborate with leading Russian art experts, institutions and artists. The Russian art market has shown exceptional signs of recovery since April 2009 and continues to go from strength to strength. What remains clear is that there is significant demand for high quality works and in 2012 alone MacDougall’s sold four works over the million-pound mark. For each of the last three years, annual sales have totalled over £20 million and we have established several new world records, including record auction prices for works by Ilya Repin, Zinaida Serebriakova and Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. Since the firm’s founding in 2004, MacDougall’s has risen to become one of the three world leaders in Russian art at auction and now holds a quarter of the global market. With plans for growth and expansion into several areas including private treaty sales and the opening of a new Moscow office, MacDougall’s looks set to build upon previous successes in 2013.