British Art Show in Moscow Sponsors by Russian Billionaire
Moscow's Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and London's Tate Britain signed an agreement Wednesday to hold the first exhibition in Russia of works by William Turner, a famous 19th century British artist. The exhibition planned for November will be entirely financed by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
In September, he paid over $72 million for the Russian art collection of deceased cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and his wife, soprano Galina Vishnevskaya. Usmanov donated the collection, which contained over 450 pieces from the 18-19th centuries, to the state. read more