(Irina Chumakova’s article appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines, 4/28.)
Two works by Russian painter Nicholas Roerich are to go on sale at Christie’s auction house in London on June 1 as part of a substantial list of Russian lots.
The money earned from the sale of the works, “White and Heavenly” and “The Host of Gesar Khan,” will partly go to the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York, which submitted the paintings for auction, Christie's press service told RIA Novosti.
The paintings are valued at around £500-700,000 ($760,000-1 million) each. “Both are paintings with excellent provenance that have never been exhibited for auction,” said a Christie's representative.