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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Yulia Grigorievna Arapova
THE FIELD OF MARS, WHITE NIGHTS
Estimate
10,00015,000
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229

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Yulia Grigorievna Arapova
THE FIELD OF MARS, WHITE NIGHTS
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Yulia Grigorievna Arapova
1890-1976
THE FIELD OF MARS, WHITE NIGHTS
signed with a monogram and dated 1924 l.l., dated 1921 m.l.; further signed twice with a monogram, titled in Cyrillic, inscribed Leningrad and dated 1924 on the reverse
pencil on card
34 by 45cm, 13 1/2 by 17 3/4 in.
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Catalogue Note

Yulia Arapova (also ‘Kapitanova’) went on from VKhUTEMAS in Moscow to join Filonov’s school and the Workshop of Analytical Art (MAI) in Leningrad in the late 1920s. At the First Public Exhibition of Fine Arts in 1930 she exhibited (under the pseudonym Julian Koltsov) Field of Mars, which is also the setting for the present earlier grotesque scene. The monument behind with the quotation from Lunacharsky still stands today: ‘From the depths of oppression, privation and ignorance, YOU THE PROLETARIAT have risen up to attain freedom and happiness for yourselves. You will bring happiness to all mankind and freedom from SLAVERY.’

Art of the Soviet Union

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