Dear friends, clients and colleagues!
We are glad to present to you the first catalogue of Kabinett Auction House in Berlin.
Our auction house specializes in Russian fine art of the 19th–20th centuries, old and rare books, orders and medals as well as objects related to Russian history.
The catalogue is based on theatrical print collection that might be called “The Whole Dyaghilev” or “Everything About Saison Russe”: theatre programs, magazines, exhibition catalogues, books and photographs. It starts with Art Exhibition of 1906 organized by Dyaghilev at the Salon d'Automne in Paris in that period when Saison Russe did not exist yet. The last lots feature a variety of exhibition catalogues and books of 1960s – 1980s which are dedicated to the memory of Dyaghilev and the remarkable company’s history.
We prepared the unique catalogue consists of the 300 lots which presents in full a “paper” chronicle of Russian theatre in Europe of the 20th century. Genius Russian impresario Sergey Dyaghilev rallied almost every Russian artist abroad and the several dozens of established European artists.
All items came from a private European collection.
I hope the items of this collection will complement the significant number of libraries, museums and private collections.
Behalf of Kabinett Auction House I wish you rare finds and great purchases on our auction!
Ksenia Tsann Kay Si