Greater London Enterprise Awards 2018

4 SME NEWS / Greater London Enterprise Awards 2018 , Leading the market thanks to its unique specialism, MacDougall Arts Limited is the only fine art auction house to specialise exclusively in Russian art. As part of our exploration of a selection of our winners from the prestigious Greater London Enterprise Awards, we profiled the firm to find out more about the services and expertise it has to offer to its discerning clientele. Best Specialist Fine Art Dealer 2018 Since the firm’s founding in 2004, MacDougall’s has risen to become one of the three world leaders in Russian art at auction and now holds a quarter of the global market. The firm’s biannual sales during London’s Russian Art Week in June and December feature works by Russian masters from the 19th to the 21st century, works on paper, icons and works of art. MacDougall’s were the first international auction house with a representative in Moscow and are still the only one with a representative in Kiev. Owing to its specialist focus and expertise, MacDougall’s has developed an extensive client base in Russia and the CIS, nurturing close relationships with collectors, and as such the firm’s team regularly take preview exhibitions to both Moscow and Kiev. All staff members are Russian speakers and as such the firm collaborates with leading Russian art experts, institutions and artists. MacDougall Arts Limited LON18002 The Russian art market has shown exceptional signs of recovery since April 2009 and continues to go from strength to strength. What remains clear is that there is significant demand for high quality works. Annual sales now total over £20 million and MacDougall’s have established several new world records, including record auction prices for works by Aleksandr Deineka, Ilya Repin, Zinaida Serebriakova and Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. Looking to the future, with plans for growth and expansion into several areas including private treaty sales, continued growth is expected for MacDougall’s. Company: MacDougall Arts Ltd Contact: William MacDougall Address: 33 St. James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4JS Phone: 020 7389 8160 Email: Aleksandr Deineka, Heroes of the First Five-Year Plan, c. 1936 Sold November 2017 for £2,848,500, a world record for the artist.