Experience afternoon tea with a Russian artist and his family. This is an incredible opportunity to get an insight into the art and culture of this unique country. You will be welcomed into the home of Yuri Petrochenkov, a well-known artist with a stunning private collection of high-quality works. Listen to Yuri’s informed explanation of the most exciting developments within the St Petersburg art scene. As you take your afternoon tea, Yuri and his wife Nelly will share many entertaining stories about past and present life in Russia.
The collection of Yuri Petrochenkov contains a wonderfully diverse range of forms. View historic portraits, icons and antique furniture, alongside several mesmerising contemporary pieces. You will also have a chance to examine Yuri’s exquisite collection of porcelain eggs. Two of these superbly intricate works were famously bought by Malcolm Forbes to be displayed alongside his Faberge Eggs. This is a unique chance see and learn about some truly amazing artworks.