Auctions in Ukraine stand now on the new level thanks to changes in the country. There are several famous auction houses in Ukraine, old and new ones, which form the new “face” of Ukrainian art in the world.
Zolotoe Sechenie (Golden Ratio) Auction House
Established in 2004 by two brothers Alexey and Mikhail Vasilenko it issued about 200 different collections, from classical Ukrainian and Russian art to contemporary art.
The main areas of activity are:
• Classical painting of XIX-XXI centuries
• Alternative art movements (the avant-garde, non-conformism, underground)
• Modern "contemporary" art
• Product design and photography
• Russian Orthodox icon
All works of art coming up for auction are from a variety of private collections and galleries from Europe and the CIS countries. All of them undergo expert review.
The aim of this auction house is not only creation of a civilized art market in Ukraine but also motivation of domestic Ukrainian collectors of art of XIX-XIX centuries, encouraging of their interest in this bright, extremely varied and surprising phenomenon of the world culture.
Gelos Auction House
Gelos Auction House is the oldest one in Kyiv. It has been founded in 1988 and is active nowadays. In September 2005 "Gelos" announced its intention to conduct regular auctions in Kyiv as well as in Moscow. Now the auctions take place once per month. There are internet catalogs of antique auctions of Gelos on its website. It is possible to evaluate the antiques, to sell and to buy it in different antiques shops of the company and to arrange on-site auction with the help of Gelos House.
The auction house operates in Ukraine, Russia and some European countries.
Korners Auction House
Founded in 2006 Korners is famous not only for its auctions but for its support of research and publishing as well as for its exhibitions and humanitarian projects.
It cooperates with the International Federation of Antiquaries and Art Dealers (CINOA), the Society of Antiquaries of France (Société des antiquaires de France), the International Confederation of Antiquaries and Art Dealers in Moscow and the Society of Antiquaries of London.
The auction collection may include the following sets:
• Ukrainian, Russian and European painting
• Graphic art of XVII – XX centuries
• Applied and decorative arts
• Modern painting and graphics
Stabile status and regularity of the auction activity allows tracking the trends and analyzing the antique market in Ukraine and also abroad.
In 2009 "Korners" became one of the founders of the Guild of Antiquaries of Ukraine.
So, the Auction House takes part in creation and promotion of legislative initiatives related to transfer of cultural treasures across the state border of Ukraine.
The Auction House provides different types of expertise, such as chemical and technological analysis; technical expertise (microscopic examination); conclusion of an art expert as to the authorship attribution of an art work on the basis of its stylistic analysis and other studies.
EuroArt Auction House
Founded in 2012 this house is targeted on painting collections of Ukrainian, Russian and European artists.
The main activities of the house are auctions, art exhibitions, lectures and musical evenings. Auction bids take place twice a year.