10 Years of Sotheby’s in Russia

Anniversary exhibition of the world's largest art dealer company
Project Type:

More than 400 sq. m.

70 from private collections and pre-auction show

Scope of works:


Exhibition design and Creative direction

Tender documentation

Project management

Graphic design

Ivanovsky hall of the Russian State Library
March – May 2017
The project team:

Julia Napolova

Nicolay Onishenko

Alena Kapchegasheva

10 years of Sotheby’s in Russia is the 10 years of new national passion. The company celebrated its anniversary in the most proper way — with an exhibition. «The Vision of an Art Collector» represents the finest examples of Russian taste: the exquisite trophies won on the battlefields of art auctions.
The exhibition brought together the masterpieces from private Russian collections and the top items sold at international auctions. More than 70 artworks from all over Europe, Russia and Africa were on display. As well as the artifacts from the Russian State Library; they guided the visitors through the history of arts patronage in Russia.
Our principal goal was to create a safe and multifunctional exhibition space. Such space allows not only to hold art auctions, but also to keep the items secure. We as well developed the set design, using the recognizable brandbook of Sotheby’s: navy background, original fonts.