An important work by the Russian artist Andrei Lanskoy is one of the highlights of Bonhams
Russian sale in London on 7 June.
Labîme du soir (£100,000 150,000) is an important example of the pure abstract style and powerful and saturated colours for which Lanskoy is best known. He fled Russia after the revolution and lived in Paris from 1921 until his death in 1976. Labîme du soir is to be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Lanskoys work.
A 1966 portrait by the leading Moscow Conceptualist artist Erik Bulatov of the artist Olga Andreeva (£80,000- 120,000) is a striking and very rare example of his Falk period showing the influence on his work of the early 20th century avant-garde Russian painter Robert Falk.
Vladimir Weisbergs portrait of the dissident Alexander Guinsberg, Portrait of Guinsberg in a plaster-cast (£50,000 70,000) is a vivid reminder of the artists preoccupation with the metaphysical and Elena Kiselevas Portrait de femme (£80,000 100,000) an enchanting example of the art form for which she became renowned.
A 1863 painting by Alexander Kharitonov, The Constellation of the Great-Bear (£40,000 -60,000); The corner of 4th and Bowery , 1934 (£1000,150,000) by David Burliuk executed in New York four years after he was granted US citizenship; and a Coastal Scene (£80,000 100,000) by Ivan Aivazovsky from 1875 also feature in a line-up of outstanding works.
Among the other items for sale is a silver-mounted, seed-pearl and enamel Fabergé clock (£70,000 90,000) spirited out of Russia after the revolution by its owner Prince Mikhail Cantacuzène and his American wife Julia, the granddaughter of the 18th US President, Ulysses Grant.