Antique Russian icons are unique in many ways. Not only are they believed to be divinely inspired and have healing properties, but each of them is a complex work of art, with expert craftsmanship and sophisticated iconography. It is no wonder that Russian icons, along with other antique Orthodox icons, are much appreciated by art collectors and connoisseurs. This is also the reason why there are so many fakes on the market. Hence the question arises, how to choose the right piece of Russian icon art for your collection? The answer is obvious: you need to consult an expert in religious icon art. One of the best in this field is Sergey Khodorkovskiy.
Sergey Khodorkovskiy – A Leading Expert in Russian Icon Art
Sergey Khodorkovskiy is a collector and a leading expert in Russian icon art. Raised in a family of antique dealers, he has been surrounded by valuable pieces of religious art his whole life, learning and studying them in great detail. His many years of experience and deep knowledge of the subject have made Sergey Khodorkovskiy a recognized expert in Russian icons, whose opinion is highly valued around the world.
Sergey Khodorkovskiy works with the Museum of the Russian Icon that is the largest private museum of Orthodox Christian icons in Russia, serves as an icon expert at the prestigious art and antiques fair TEFAF Maastricht, and collaborates with various institutions and private collectors to preserve antique icons of museum quality. Sergey Khodorkovskiy is also a co-author of the Russian Icon Book, a unique project dedicated to antique Russian icons painted in Mstyora, Kholuy, Palekh, and other Russia’s famous iconographic regions in the 18th-19th centuries.
When it comes to choosing an antique icon for a private collection, it is very important to consult a specialist who has advanced expertise and can help avoid buying a fake. Sergey Khodorkovskiy is one of the best experts in the field, trusted by both art institutions and private collectors all over the globe.