Good day! It is very necessary advice on the examination of paintings in Russia Ivan Puni.
This work was bought by a very close friend Artcurial auction in Paris in 2006. Provenance it appeared at that time is not controversial, from the collection of prof. Berninger, who created and catalogue raisonné of the paintings Puni.
Buy the work, the buyer is not hurried and checked catalogue raisonné, and only then learned that this work is not in the catalog.
After six years have passed, many correspondences between the buyer and the prof. Berninger. Yes, the picture was actually in his collection, it is a fact. Also, in writing, he is ready to write that he was going to do the second part of the catalog and include the job. But, unfortunately, it does not solve the problem. All auctions are now saying that the prof. Berninger is a very old age, not the fact that it will create the second volume of the catalog. And even if you have time, confidence in this directory may not be called.
The owner of this painting at an impasse. So, if the work is not in the catalog, so it does not sell?
My question is simple, there are no experts in Russia who can make the examination and whose opinion is respected among the customers. Communicating with professionals auctions are all confident that the work is not fake, but the sale can not take because of the absence in the catalog above mentioned professor.
I would be grateful for any advice or idea what to do with this work further