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In the early 1990s, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, art fell by the wayside in both the Caucasus and Central Asia. But now the art market in those regions is showing signs of life.
International collectors’ growing interest in Eurasian artworks was evident in early June during the Contemporary East sale, a Sotheby’s London auction of 125 pieces by established and emerging artists from Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Most of the artists whose works went on the bloc had rarely, if ever, appeared in auctions outside their native countries.
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