Since its launch in 2011 RUSSIAN ART+CULTURE has become the world’s most popular and comprehensive guide to the world of Russian Art in the UK and worldwide.
RUSSIAN ART+CULTURE was founded by Theodora Clarke and since October 2016 has got a new owner: British art collector and art professional Natasha Butterwick. Our website features daily event listings and a unique blend of articles, interviews, book/film/concert and theatre reviews with art fair and auctions reports and attracts over 10,000 online visitors per month. Content is updated on a daily basis on the website and in social media (Facebook, Instagram, and over 25,000 followers on Twitter). Readers range from students and leading academics to the media, art professionals, art collectors and international businessmen. Throughout the year we host seminars, lectures, film screenings, conferences and organise private art tours. In 2014 we published the UK-Russia Year of Culture magazine and, in 2015, commissioned the first-ever in-depth analysis of the Russian Auction Market – an invaluable and much-quoted source of reference for art professionals and the media. RA+C has regularly featured in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, The Art Newspaper, Huffington Post, Blouin ArtInfo, The Moscow Times and RIA Novosti – and on the BBC.
RUSSIAN ART+CULTURE publishes the official guide to Russian Art Week in London, coinciding with the June and November auctions of Russian Art at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, MacDougall’s and Bonhams – which attract anyone who is anyone in the Russian Art world. The Guide is available across London free of charge – from the Courtauld Institute to the Russian Embassy via the Saatchi Gallery, leading auction houses, business centres, restaurants and de luxe hotels, including The Dorchester, Claridge’s and The Ritz. Russian Art Week is usually inaugurated with gala evening at a prestige Mayfair location attended by journalists, key players in the art world, and members of the Russian business and diplomatic élite.