Art world still buzzing over Ukrainian artist Emmanuel Snitkovsky’s “Kidnapping of Europa” artwork collection auction

Kidnapping of Europa paintings and sculpture series presented by Jose Mauricio Mendoza

A substantial portion of the Snitkovsky art collection proceeds will go to Ukraine’s reconstruction efforts following the Russian invasion

Palm Springs, California Mar 19, 2023 ( – It isn’t often that one of the great artwork collections of the 20th century is put up for sale. Yet, recent news of Emmanuel Snitkovsky’s iconic “Kidnapping of Europa” artwork collection officially being for sale continues to reverberate throughout the art world.

Abduction of Europa paintings and sculpture series presented by Jose Mauricio Mendoza
The collection consists of multiple paintings and a sculpture, which is based on Greek Mythology and depicts a lascivious bull seducing and kidnapping the innocent Goddess Europa. The “Kidnapping of Europa” collection is symbolic of Ukraine being ravaged by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and a substantial portion of the proceeds of all artworks sold will go towards Ukraine’s reconstruction effort.

Emmanuel and Janet Snitkovsky were a husband-and-wife art team of painters and sculptors, and their works have been sold at prestigious auctions such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Janet continues to paint in oil, while Emmanuel passed away in 2005, leaving behind an impressive art collection.

The Snitkovskys were born in Ukraine in the 1930s and worked on the Soviet Union’s grandiose public sculptural projects to commemorate the fallen heroes of World War II. The Snitkovskys fled the Soviet Union in 1978 for the United States after having their artwork commemorating the Babi-Yar massacre suppressed by the government.
The Jewish couple clashed with Soviet officials after the government refused to acknowledge the massacre of more than 100,000 Jews. The Snitkovskys thrived in producing artwork while living in New York City and enjoyed successful exhibitions around the U.S. and Europe.

The couple’s style of painting and sculpture called “Renaissance Revival” combines contemporary and classical subjects in a stylized realism that evokes both Thomas Hart Benton and Sandro Botticelli. Their works are highly proficient, polished, and commercial productions in a quirky decorative style.

In addition, the Snitkovsky estate will offer Emmanuel’s entire unsold artwork collection, which features hundreds of pieces. The copyrights for Emmanuel’s pieces are for sale at a substantial discount. The estate of the late, renowned artist is giving collectors and art enthusiasts a rare opportunity to acquire some of the world’s most stunning artworks.

The Snitkovsky estate has enlisted the services of author Jose Mauricio Mendoza to represent it in the sale of the artwork collection. The private sale will welcome interested buyers by invitation only. Interested art galleries can contact Mendoza to learn more about the auction and how they can acquire Snitkovsky’s artworks.
Serious art buyers and news media can contact Jose Mauricio Mendoza at [email protected] or call +1 626-230-8706 to learn more about this rare opportunity to own a piece of art history and contribute to the Ukraine reconstruction effort.

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