Abraham Maslow, famous American psychologist, outlined the human needs in his famous "Maslow pyramid" where he put self-expression, honor, respect and prestige at the top. All that could be achieved by collecting masterpieces. And there is no doubt that personal art collections have been considered as indication of wealth at all times.
Art Market in Europe and the United States is extremely capacious; its turnover is tens of billions dollars. The similar situation is in Russia and in spite of difficult times this trend is also observed in Ukraine. Collectors from all over the world can find real masterpieces here as well as purchase them at reasonable prices.
Shedevr (Masterpiece) is one of the oldest antique shops in Kyiv. It is located in historic part of the city close to St. Andrew church and Andriyivsky descent at 12, Desyatynna street. You can find paintings, icons, oriental art and silver over there. It is possible to purchase the works of European, Russian and Ukrainian artists of 19-20 centuries, the ones of old masters as well as the art of socialist realism period. There is also a nice collection of Russian and Ukrainian icons, big collection of oriental art and decorative pieces made of silver.
Contacts: 12, Desyatynna Str., Kyiv,+38 044 279-56-91, http://shedevr.kiev.ua/en/painting/