A British collector saved the Museum of Russian Art in Spain from closure. This is told by the British newspaper The Guardian.
According to the publication, “Museo Ruso”, which is the branch of the Russian Museum in Malaga, was on the verge of closure due to the decision to take its entire collection back to Russia in May 2022. According to the director of Museo Ruso, cooperation with the St. Petersburg museum was interrupted due to the conflict in Ukraine and the only way to survive is to exhibit the works of private collectors.
The British Jenny Green, who has been collecting Russian art for 20 years, came to the museum’s aid. The museum will exhibit 76 works by Russian artists belonging to her: Alexey Venetsianov, Ivan Aivazovsky, Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, Vasily Kandinsky, Zinaida Serebryakova, Mikhail Larionov, Natalia Goncharova and others.
The Green’s collection will be shown for the first time. As specified, in the 1960s Green was one of a group of people behind “Granny Takes a Trip”, the trend-setting Kings Road boutique in London.
“With the exception of seven small works, this represents my entire collection,” Green said at the inauguration of the exhibition, which runs until 5 June.