Oligart: The Great Russian Art Boom


Subject: Arts
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: OVATN

This documentary examines the direct correlation between an influx of wealthy Russians moving into London and the revitalization of the contemporary art scene. These wealthy art patrons set off an unprecedented art boom in the auction business. Writer marcel Theroux infiltrates the high-profile, socializing oligarchs who rose to be the toast of London's cultural scene and created a change in the dynamics of the sale of contemporary art.

 

60-minute runtime; one year copyright clearance.

 

Airs Dec. 5 at 6:00 am ET


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