20TH CENTURY REALISM AS INVESTMENT - INSIGHTS
Socialist Realism, or Sotsrealizm (1932 – 1989), as an artistic movement is a unique phenomenon in art history. Its striking monumental canvases depict the vast and varied landscapes of the former Soviet Union, the lives of its hardworking people, as well as scenes from important historical events. Indeed, Socialist Realism has been the rising star of the global art market in recent years. It makes for a particularly attractive investment for private and corporate clients, and forms the basis of museum collections.
Most artists no longer living; works belong to a particular period of history and no more are produced.
STEADY RISING VALUE
The market value of Socialist Realism has been rising steadily since the early 1990s, when the state-owned artworks became commercially available. Socialist Realism embodies the values of a powerful communist state, the USSR, which has since ceased to exist. As fewer paintings are available, prices rise. Six-figure sales in leading auction houses around the world, including Sotheby’s, Christie’s and MacDougall’s, are now a permanent feature of the art market.
REPUTATION OF ARTISTS.
The movement encompasses the work of many renowned artists, whose work varies stylistically and thematically. Although associated primarily with political art, the realist school encompasses still life, landscapes, portraiture, genre-paintings, and even quirky sub-genres like scenes from fairytales. There is much variety to suit every taste.
AN INTERNATIONAL COLLECTOR MARKET.
Our international clients appreciate the paintings are beautiful art objects, created in the best traditions of the European old masters. They evoke joy, patriotism, a sense of community, and can bring. Forward-thinking investors recognize the value of high-quality academic painting, which retains its value regardless of passing trends.