Art Collector’s Diner
Collectors’ dinner held to inaugurate exhibition of paintings from Russian private collections in the Heritage gallery in March.
The tradition of organizing receptions for private collectors and their collections originally came to Russia from Western Europe and was something that the Heritage gallery started to do in 2008 when it organized the first collectors’ dinner in Moscow. The event has become an annual event, and provides a format where leading figures of Russian culture, representatives of leading museums, auction houses, foundations and galleries can mingle.
The exhibition which the of collectors’ dinner 2010 inaugurated consisted of leading Russian and European painters. Among them: Marc Chagall, Niko Pirosmanishvili, Maurice Vlaminck, Ivan Aivazovsky, Isaak Levitan, Chaim Soutine, Andre Derain, Piotr
Konchalovsky, Emile Othon Friedz, Lado Gudiashvili, Lubov Popova, Vasily Polenov, Robert Falk and many others. During the evening a concert of chamber ensemble Soloists of Moscow under Yuri Bashmet’s guidance was given. The music of N. Paganini, Y.Benda and A. Shnitke created a suitable ambience.
General partner of the dinner was Gazprombank Private Banking, one of the leaders in Private Banking industry in Russia. The event was supported by Burevestnik Group, Tatler magazine, Insignia Lifestyle Management and The Macallan.