The manuscript Gagarin will go under the hammer

titleAuction house Sotheby-s will show in Moscow paintings of Ivan Aivazovsky, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and the report about the flight of Yuri Gagarin into space."From 16 to 19 October, Sotheby-s will present in Moscow the top lots of the new York autumn auction of Russian art, impressionist and modern and contemporary art. The exhibition will be held in the State Museum of contemporary art of Russian Academy of arts", - stated in the message of the auction house.Just as stated in the document, the exhibition includes approximately 60 works that will be presented at the new York autumn auction. "They include unique works by Boris Grigoriev, Ivan Aivazovsky, Edvard Munch, Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol", - stated in the message of the auction house.As reported in a press release, visitors will see unique handwritten and printed materials relating to the formation of the Soviet space program". The collection consists of manuscripts relating to the historic flight of Yuri Gagarin, as well as personal stories of the first cosmonaut on the development of the Soviet space program. "The top lot of the autumn auction, which will demonstrate in Moscow, will report on orbital space flight of the Vostok spacecraft on April 12, 1961, written by Yuri Gagarin",- reported the press service of the Sotheby-s.I must say that the report about the flight of the first cosmonaut was released in only four instances. But the value of the lot is that the proposed Sotheby-s report is considered to be the only instance of four, which is in private hands, reports "Interfax".I must say that the visitors can see the famous painting by Pablo Picasso "harlequin", written in 1905.According to the information of RIA "Novosti", the portrait of a harlequin was sold in may last year for us $ 13.5 million evening auction at Sotheby-s. This price was below the appraised value of the trading house who believed that the work is in the range of 14-16 million dollars.Note that the portrait depicts the same young man, which was written and "Boy with a pipe" sold Sotheby-s in 2004 for a record 104,2 million dollars. Both canvas are the so-called "pink period" in the works of Picasso. Source: Manuscript Gagarin will go under the hammer.



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