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Art of the Soviet Union

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Andrei Andreevich Mylnikov
1919-2012
ON THE VERANDA AT MARTYSHKINO
bearing a USSR export label on the reverse and Gekkoso label on the backing board
oil on board
52.5 by 41.5cm, 20 1/2 by 16 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Gekkoso Gallery, Tokyo

Exhibited

Tokyo, Gekkoso Gallery, 1973

Literature

Exhibition catalogue, Tokyo: Gekkoso Gallery, 1973, pl.1 illustrated

Catalogue Note

Yoko Nakamura, the director of Gekkoso Gallery, first visited the Soviet Union in 1969 convinced that the country’s art must be worth exploring. ‘The music, literature and theatre of the Soviet Union are all excellent. There cannot be poor painting in a country where the arts are so highly developed.’ A year later the gallery held the first selling exhibition of Soviet art in Japan, these continued annually for over ten years and visited Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo. Nakamura was involved in numerous enterprises to promote the Soviet Union in Japan. She published a quarterly art magazine in Japan in association with the Ministry of Culture and the Union of Artists of the USSR, and organised a huge retrospective of Soviet and Russian Painting which included over 600 works from the State Tretyakov Gallery, including Ivan Shishkin's Rye Fields and Tair Salakhov's Portrait of Aidan.

The present work depicts the veranda of the artist's studio, the location of some of his most famous oil paintings including The Artist's Studio at Martyshkino (1964) and On the Veranda (1965).

Art of the Soviet Union

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