Rus News Journal

A.Usmanov has got M.Rostropovich`s collection a day before auction

the Collection of subjects of the art, belonging to Mstislavu Rostropovich and his wife Galina Vishnevskaya, has been completely got a day before auction which should take place in the American trading house Sotheby`s. About it it is told in the statement of the American company published today.
businessman Alisher Usmanov owning holding " became the new owner of a collection of M.Rostropovich and G.Vishnevskaya; metalloinvest and ID the Businessman .
As A.Usmanov in interview to TV channel " has informed; Russia the given acquisition is made of desire to keep integrity of a unique collection and to return it to Russia. it were two main motives for purchase of meeting of works of art of M.Rostropovich and G.Vishnevskaya - the businessman has noted. Perfect acquisition of a collection has not been caused by commercial objectives, he has underlined. The further site of a collection in Russia will dare taking into account opinion of experts, Usmanov has noted.
the sum on which art subjects have been bought, he did not name, however, under messages Sotheby`s, it has appeared considerably above the starting price. Experts have estimated earlier a collection in a range 26 - 40 million US dollars.
the world famous musician, the violoncellist and the conductor, the national actor of the USSR M.Rostropovich has died on April, 27th of this year on 81 - m to year of life. Soon after his death G.Vishnevskaya has made the decision on sale to belonging family of a collection of subjects of art.
thus she has declared that all means obtained for a collection will go on the charitable purposes - the maintenance of family fund Rostropovich - Vishnevskaya and also medical fund For the sake of health and the future of children in Russia .
On auction 450 prizes of graphic and applied Russian art XVIII - the XX-th centuries, before were in Parisian and London apartments of musicians have been exposed.