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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Semyon Faibisovich
PORTRAIT OF GORBACHEV
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Semyon Faibisovich
PORTRAIT OF GORBACHEV
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Details & Cataloguing

Art of the Soviet Union

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Semyon Faibisovich
B.1949
PORTRAIT OF GORBACHEV
bearing Phyllis Kind exhibition label on the stretcher
oil on canvas
127 by 96.5cm, 50 by 38in.
Executed in 1989
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Provenance

Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York and Chicago
Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1993

Literature

Forbidden Art: The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde, New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 1998, p.165 illustrated

Catalogue Note

'For our readers Gorbachev is the symbol of Perestroika!' Faibisovich recalls being told by the art director of Time magazine, Rudy Hoglund, who had commissioned a portrait of Gorbachev for the front cover. The image never came to be published. 

Art of the Soviet Union

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