His ceramics, especially the mysterious terracotta - an ornament to any collection. Works of the Leningrad painter, sculptor, are in significant private collections of "other art", in the collections and exhibits at major museums in the country.
Alexander Ney (Nezhdanov) - representative rather quiet, metaphysical direction in "other art". What distinguishes it? Unique language, 100%recognition of sculptures from the 1970's, as well as the choice of topics, allowing just rely on the beauty and mentally escape from everyday life. Unlike many in his circle of artists concentrated primarily on the creative tasks, rather than protest. Relations with the system he learned otherwise, away from the Soviet Union 37 years ago, in 1972. Behind him were the experience of restorative work in the Hermitage, working as a decorator on the masterpiece Kozintsev's King Lear. But all this was a very long time.
Since leaving the artist has had time to give way to a generation. Adult son (came on the opening of the first exhibition of his father, quite well said in Russian) name is Joel. The West has long been all came together: career, success. In particular, New York is preparing a big exhibition project, significant commercial commitments, so in Russia at the opening of the exhibition could not escape. They say that like going to later.
The exhibition "In search of meaning: the work of Alexander Ney from the collection of Contemporary Art and private collections, opened in the center of Zoological street belongs to the category of mandatory for a visit. In such a concentrated form of Ney in Russia has not yet testified. Some of the exhibits brought a son, provided some museums, some masterpieces loaned known private collectors. Among the most impressive works - "One who seeks infinity Igor Markin of ART4.ru,« Saxophonist "from the collection of Alexander Kronik," Street Musician "from the collection of Gregory Starobintsa (very similar to the Jazz, sold last year at the MacDougall's)
Now about the money - the format requires. Database ARTinvestment.ru - 27 auction records. 22 of them - the results of sales of sculptures. By the standards of the sixties is evidence of a well-developed market works. Moreover, the market is enough clean, fakes auctions have not yet met (all indicators of AI for Ney green). What is not surprising. The auction price record for the artist - 13,25 thousand pounds (at that time, 26 thousand dollars), paid in 2007, the buyer mid-sized (32 cm) sculpture "awakened" in 1979. This high price may have a lot of explanations. Work "awakening" came in with MacDougall's provenance from the collection of Alexander Glezer, repeatedly published and participated in exhibitions. However, 13 thousand pounds - a record that is, the result is not typical, with a large overpayment. Can be considered a typical 3-5 thousand pounds for a Mid-size terra cotta and the order of 8-10 thousand dollars for complex large-scale sculptures of outstanding quality. For example, last November, in 2008, at MacDougall's was sold to a large 50-cm long terracotta "Jazz" in 1978 for almost 6 thousand pounds, a 9 thousand dollars. More recently, in June 2009 at Bonhams someone very fortunate to benefit, below market, buy an interesting sculpture "Victoria". A total of 1,920 pounds that is about 3 thousand dollars so that the proposal now is for any purse. And the same can almost say with certainty that the work of Ney today underappreciated and has high investment potential.
In the photo: the preparation and opening of the exhibition. At Vid_joel - Joel Ney, son of Alexander Ney
Press release information about the exhibition and the artist here: http://artinvestment.ru/news/exhibit..._gcsi_nei.html