The sixth Off white auction, created at the initiative of the International Fair of Contemporary Art Cosmoscow in 2014, will be held on June 4, 2019. Proceeds from the auction will be directed to the Cosmoscow Contemporary Art Foundation, which was founded in 2017. Among the lots will be presented works by Taus Makhacheva, Oleg Kulik, Alexander Vinogradov and Vladimir Dubosarsky, Andrey Bartenev, Irina Korina, Olga Tobreluts, Maria Agureyeva, Kirill Kto, Irina Petrakova and other contemporary artists.

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Nicolaus Schafhausen
  • Name: Nicolaus Schafhausen
  • Position: Off White charity auction curator

Nicolaus Schafhausen  is an internationally distinguished curator, director, author, and editor of numerous publications on contemporary art.Since 2012 he has been the Strategic Director of Fogo Island Arts, an initiative of the Canadian Shorefast Foundation to find alternative solutions for the revitalization of the area that is prone to emigration. Currently Nicolaus Schafhausen has been commissioned by the Munich Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism for the years 2019 and 2020 to curate and lead the exhibition and event project "Tell me about yesterday tomorrow", which brings contemporary artistic positions into an exchange with the institution's concern, function and mission to deal with and address collective memory. Curator of the 6th Moscow Biennale 2015, Schafhausen is also a Visiting Lecturer at  HiSK, Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Gent. He has curated a number of international festivals and exhibitions and was the curator of the German Pavilion for the 52nd and 53rd Venice Biennale, and for the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015 he curated the Kosovo Pavilion. In addition to curating innovative and experimental exhibitions, national pavilions and other ambitious curatorial projects, Schafhausen has extensive experience leading renowned institutions such as the Frankfurter Kunstverein, the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, and most recently the Director of Kunsthalle Wien. 

Alexey Maslyaev
  • Name: Alexey Maslyaev
  • Position: Cosmoscow Foundation Curator

Alexey Maslyaev is a curator, cultural historian, the Head of the Research and Teaching Methodology Sector of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art Education Department. He is also a curator of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair NonCommercial Programme. He has been nominated for the Innovation Prize in the nominations ‘Curator Project’ (‘No Water Tomorrow’ exhibition) and ‘Regional Project’ (‘Story Demands To Be Continued’ exhibition).

Margarita Pushkina
  • Name: Margarita Pushkina
  • Position: Founding Director of Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair and Founder of Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art

“I am very pleased to see that certain Cosmoscow projects take their own shape, find their identity and earn reputation. Over the years, the Off white auction has indeed become one of the most notable and anticipated events of the Moscow art scene. I am particularly pleased that from now on the auction has an international curator who is perfectly familiar with the fundamentals of the Russian contemporary art market. Due to the fact that for the second year in a row the auction will benefit the Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art, we will be able to continue implementing projects that promote the development of the Russian art market in general and certain artists in particular. In addition, we are very pleased to continue our cooperation with Phillips”.


Beyond Luxury   Luxury has many meanings. In addition to the extrinsic pursuit of distinction, prestige and social affiliation, luxury can also have individual, primarily intrinsically motivated and thus immaterial reasons. Our quest for luxury is also shaped by unconscious motives. We all buy products because of their symbolic meaning.   First and foremost, art has a symbolic meaning that connects us with the world as a whole. This is also what makes a good art collector who knows how to distinguish between the different meanings of luxury.   Art is primarily about emotional needs, only then comes the enjoyment.   This also means that contemporary art does not have to be conspicuous and visible to others; it's more about a sense of life and about expressing your own personality. The art collector buys art that corresponds to his individual values and thus becomes the symbol of a lifestyle that connects with others through art. And that is perhaps the most luxurious thing about art: The exchange with the other.

Olga Tobreluts
Lot 1 Olga Tobreluts "Legionary"
Kirill Kto
Lot 2 Kirill Kto "There is Nothing For It But"
Maria Agureeva
Lot 3 Maria Agureeva "Untitled". From "In The Folds of Your Body" series
TOY crew
Lot 4 TOY crew "Still Life". From "Oh, Life" series
Maksim Trulov & Ksusha Lastochka
Lot 5 Maksim Trulov & Ksusha Lastochka "nothing"
Uta Bekaia
Lot 6 Uta Bekaia "The Blind King"
Lot 7 Dagnini "Window". From "Windows" series
Natasha Tarr
Lot 8 Natasha Tarr "Untitled No8". From "The Only Nice Things" series
Natalya Gudovich
Lot 9 Natalya Gudovich "The Golden Rain"
Raul Diaz Reyes
Lot 10 Raul Diaz Reyes "Tropicalia"

Anna Titova
Lot 11 Anna Titova "Untitled". From "Relics" series
Ustina Yakovleva
Lot 12 Ustina Yakovleva "Mollusk VI"
Oleg Kulik
Lot 13 Oleg Kulik "Empire"
Andrey Bartenev
Lot 14 Andrey Bartenev "Untitled". From the photoshoot for the "Flowers" magazine
Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov
Lot 15 Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov From "Khimki Life" series
Maria Cheloyants
Lot 16 Maria Cheloyants "Unicorn"
Irina Petrakova
Lot 17 Irina Petrakova "A". From "Coming Out" series
Farhad Farzaliyev
Lot 18 Farhad Farzaliyev "Untitled". From "I Am Your Only Tiger" series
Ludmila Baronina
Lot 19 Ludmila Baronina "Fabric №6". From "Ebypt" series
Taus Makhacheva
Lot 20 Taus Makhacheva "The Space of Celebration"
Irina Korina
Lot 21 Irina Korina "Goof-off" ("Okhlamon")/"Being Stubborn (Kochevryazhitsya)"'/"Either Good Or Bad" ("Libo Khorosho, Libo Plokho")


  • 2019

    In 2019, the auction featuring 21 lots totaled €104,000. The event took place at the Education center of MMOMA, Cosmoscow 2019 Museum of the Year. Oleg Kulik's "Empire" (€13,000) and "The Golden Rain" by Natalya Gudovich (€10,000) became the top lots of the sale. Andrey Malakhov was the auctioneer and host of the evening. All the proceeds will benefit the Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art.

  • 2018

    In 2018, the auction totaled €172,000 with 21 lots for sale. It took place at the DI Telegraph and welcomed 120 VIP guests. The event was hosted in partnership with Phillips auction house, the auctioneer was Ivan Urgant. All the proceeds benefited the Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art.

  • 2017

    In 2017, the auction featuring 17 artworks by Russian and international artists totaled €118,700. It was hosted in partnership with Phillips auction house. The proceeds benefited the Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art for the first time.

  • 2016

    In 2016, a work by Vladimir Fridkes titled “Svetlana Zakharova. Still Frame” was sold for over €30,000 becoming the top lot of the auction. For three years (2014 to 2016) the auction benefited the Naked Heart Foundation totaling €550,000 in general.

  • 2015

    In 2015, the auction featured 20 lots. Submitted by Vogue, a portrait of Diana Vishneva by the French fashion icon Patrick Demarchelier was sold for €24,000 becoming the top lot of the auction.

  • 2014

    In 2014, the first Off white charity auction of contemporary art totaled €209,500 with all the proceeds benefiting Natalia Vodianova's Naked Heart Foundation.


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