The artist, whose picture of Putin presented Patriarch, did not disclose its price

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium gave the Patriarch in honor of his birthday picture of the assumption Cathedral of the Kremlin artist Vladimir Lapovok. 20 Nov 2017The artist, whose picture of Putin presented Patriarch, did not disclose its price© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

Artist Vladimir Lapovok, whose painting «the Dormition Cathedral of the Kremlin» Russian President Vladimir Putin presented the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on the day of birth, very happy to this circumstance, which he called «exceptional case»; the cost of cloth he preferred to keep secret.

Putin on Monday at a meeting with Patriarch Kirill congratulated the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church happy birthday and presented with a picture of «the Dormition Cathedral of the Kremlin.» The work was painted by the artist Vladimir Lapovok in 2007.

«Of course, it is very nice. It’s just an exceptional case that the President (presented picture). My work «Moscow gold» was once given (Dmitry) Medvedev in China, in Dalian, he was then President. Yes, these things I have happen from time to time… Even if the show I bought the painting, his gift is always nice,» the artist told RIA Novosti.

According to Lipovka, it is the second picture of his authorship, which gives Putin: in 2016, the day of Slavic writing he presented Patriarch Kirill a different canvas. The artist noted that all these paintings were acquired through the different galleries.

To disclose the cost of fabric the Agency refused. «That’s the secret, commercial secret,» he said.

According to the data posted on the websites of galleries where are exhibited works Lipovka, their cost varies mostly from 30 to 110 thousand rubles, but there are more expensive paintings, the price of which is 300 thousand rubles. Some watercolor sketches or sketches of the author can be purchased for a sum not exceeding 20 thousand rubles.

Oil on canvas, «the assumption Cathedral». For the second painting of Lipovka Putin presented the Patriarch. The author himself says that he hears about the award-winning buyers of his creations from the gallery.

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