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Socialist Realist Art/Leonid Shishkin Gallery, Moscow

Ulitsa Neglinnaya Dom 29/14
Russia 127051
Tel: 7 495 694 3510's insider take:

A journalist turned art gallery owner, Leonid Shishkin brings together two eras: 19th-century Russian realist painters and their counterparts in mid-20th-century Stalinist Russia, masters of socialist realism. Exporting works by the former is extremely problematic, but paintings less than 100 years old can be taken from the country. The gallery can handle the formalities and ship paintings abroad. Monthly themed auctions are held in the showroom, and an up-to-date Web site presents the gallery's latest acquisitions.

Open Mondays through Fridays 11 am to 8 pm, Saturdays noon to 6 pm.

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