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PROPERTY FROM THE MERRILL C. BERMAN COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Rostislav Nikolaevich Galitsky
TO THE FINISH LINE
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PROPERTY FROM THE MERRILL C. BERMAN COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Rostislav Nikolaevich Galitsky
TO THE FINISH LINE
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Art of the Soviet Union

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Rostislav Nikolaevich Galitsky
1920-1979
TO THE FINISH LINE
signed in Cyrillic and dated 55 l.l.; further inscribed and dated on the reverse
oil on canvas
70 by 119.5cm, 27 1/2 by 47in.
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Provenance

Galerie Basmadjian, Paris

Catalogue Note

Painted in the 1950s, To the Finish Line depicts a group of Young Pioneers in their distinctive red kerchiefs at a summer camp. The first camp, Artek, was established on the Black Sea in 1925 but they soon mushroomed all over the Soviet Union and by the 1950s millions of Soviet children attended them. Closely modelled on the scout movement, the emphasis of the state-run Young Pioneers Camps was often on sports and outdoor activities that would build happy, healthy, obedient Soviet citizens.

Art of the Soviet Union

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