Former billionaire Boris mints, has gone to London without his collection of paintings
The Director of the Museum of Russian impressionism Yulia Petrova told Forbes about the fate of the Museum, collection and future exhibitions.
The Museum of Russian impressionism was founded by businessman Boris mints, many years collected paintings and drawings of XIX — first half of XX century.
In the meeting of the Mintz — Konstantin Korovin and Boris Kustodiev, Nikolay Bogdanov-Belsky and Valentin Serov, Igor Grabar and Pyotr Konchalovsky. Dividing your collection and acquiring several iconic works (the most expensive — “Venice” by Boris Kustodiev, bought in 2013, at MacDougall’s auction for $1.2 million), Boris mints has opened a Museum and legalized invented the term “Russian impressionism”. As he said in an interview with Forbes in 2016, the construction and equipment of the Museum (the authors — architectural Bureau John McAslan + Partners) on the territory of former confectionery factory “Bolshevik” cost him $16.5 million And the cost of the collection of Boris mints was estimated at $25-27 million
At the moment the Museum is closed due to overexposure. On may 31, the scheduled opening of the exhibition “Impressionism in avant-garde,” which will feature the early work of Malevich, Larionov, Kandinsky, Goncharova, Shevchenko from 14 of the 17 museums and private collections.
The Museum’s Director, Yulia Petrova told Forbes Life, despite the departure of Boris mints and his family in London, “in the Museum’s life everything goes on as before”.
“With the collection, nothing happens, it continues and will be on display. Several works from the Museum’s collection issued for the exhibition in the Russian national Museum of music and Museum of the history of the city of Obninsk, their place in the exposition was occupied with things from the store,” — says Petrov.
About how the Museum will adjust their plans, not Yulia Petrova said, “Museum work is planned for months and in some cases years to come. We are actively engaged in the following projects: in October will open a retrospective of David Burliuk is a bright, very bold futurist painter, and we expect this project to experiment”.