For the First Time in 100 Years, 130 Art Masterpieces Leave Russia

BLOOMBERG | James Tarmy:

By the time Russian industrialist Sergei Shchukin’s palace and fortune were seized by the Bolsheviks, his collection of 278 artworks by the likes of Matisse, Degas, and Picasso was considered one of the finest in the world. After the February Revolution, Shchukin emigrated to Paris, and in 1918, Lenin officially absorbed the paintings into the collection of the Russian State… Read more

Image: Shchukin’s Trubetzkoy Palace, where he exhibited his collection. Source: Fondation Louis Vuitton