In addition to transporting fine art for galleries, artists, and collectors, Fine Art Shippers is also a well-established antique shipping company working with dealers and museums from around the world. Our expertise includes antique Chinese sculptures, vintage porcelain, one-of-a-kind artifacts, Old Master paintings, and more. Fine Art Shippers is also proficient in shipping religious icons, and we are very proud to serve such reputable organizations as the Russian Store and the Moscow Museum of Russian Icon. Besides, as a professional antique shipping company, we never miss a chance to learn more about different collections and exhibitions held in the United States and abroad. In this blog post, we want to share with you some information about the amazing exhibition titled “The Most Wonderful Art: Icons from the Collection of Grigory Leps,” which is currently on view at the State Historical Museum in Moscow, Russia.
The State Historical Museum and the collection of Russian icons
The State Historical Museum is Russia’s largest national museum housed in a beautiful red-brick palace that was designed by the famous Russian artist and architect Vladimir Sherwood. Its impressive collection includes millions of priceless objects, from prehistoric relics to unique works of art once belonged to members of the Romanov family. The State Historical Museum is also known for its excellent temporary exhibitions like “The Most Wonderful Art: Icons from the Collection of Grigory Leps” that runs through January 14, 2019.
Our antique shipping company and each member on our team highly recommend visiting this superb exhibition featuring 200 rare Russian icons, with some objects dating back to the 16th century. Moreover, this collection belongs to the popular Russian singer and composer Grigory Leps and has never been shown to the public before. Here are several examples of these wonderful antique icons for your enjoyment!