«The heroes of the first five-year plan» Deineka was auctioned in London for 2.2 million pounds

© RIA Novosti / Ruslan Krivobokov. Archival photo«The heroes of the first five-year plan» Deineka was auctioned in London for 2.2 million pounds© RIA Novosti / Ruslan Krivobok

«The heroes of the first five-year plan» a six – foot painting by Soviet artist Alexander Deineka – sold Wednesday at auction house MacDougall’s in London for 2.2 million pounds.

The picture Deineki was the main lot of «Russian auction» auction house this week. In addition, Wednesday was sold two paintings of Vasily Polenov «biblical cycle» — one for 550, the second for 480 thousand pounds sterling.

Also the auction auctioned a painting by Fyodor Bruni «virgin and child» (estimated cost — 50-70 thousand pounds), a portrait of children in «Flowers for sale» Khariton Platonov (estimated cost 100-200 thousand pounds), «Port of nice» Konstantin Korovin (estimated cost 300-500 thousand pounds), the works of Vasily Polenov — a total of more than 50 works of Russian art of XVIII — first third of XX century. The auction is not over yet.

Painting «Port de nice» by Konstantin Korovin, 1922«The heroes of the first five-year plan» Deineka was auctioned in London for 2.2 million poundsPainting «Port de nice» by Konstantin Korovin, 1922

In 1937 in Paris hosted the world exhibition, and Deineka participated in the design of the Soviet pavilion he commissioned a 12-foot-long series of panels, the final main hall of the pavilion «Hall of Fame». Panel, which on Wednesday went under the hammer were included in this series. The theme of artistic composition — «festive March of the noble people of the Soviet Country» — miners, metallurgists, weavers, engineers, and other heroes of that first five-year plan. The painting depicts all these people coming towards the viewer.

The event is wonderful because at the beginning of November at the art gallery Tate Modern in London opened the exhibition «Red star over Russia» (Red Star Over Russia), the exhibition presents another canvas Deineka from the same 12-metre series, painting for the exhibition were provided by the Perm art gallery. Thus, the two paintings «met» in London. Sold on Wednesday picture — only one series in the open market, all other panels are in museums.

The picture of Alexander Deineki «heroes of the first five-year plan», the 1936«The heroes of the first five-year plan» Deineka was auctioned in London for 2.2 million poundsPainting of Alexander Deineki «heroes of the first five-year plan», 1936

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