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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ITALY

Oskar Rabin
PARAFFIN STOVE FOR PRYLUKY
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130

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ITALY

Oskar Rabin
PARAFFIN STOVE FOR PRYLUKY
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Details & Cataloguing

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Oskar Rabin
B. 1928
PARAFFIN STOVE FOR PRYLUKY
signed in Cyrillic and dated 66 l.l.; further titled, numbered N335 and dated 1966 on the reverse
oil on canvas
69.5 by 99.5cm, 27 1/2 by 39 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the father of the present owner

Catalogue Note

This collection was formed by the Italian journalist Luigi Fossati following the end of the Thaw when non-conformist and dissident artists were once again driven underground. At the time Fossati was the Eastern correspondent at Il Giorno, who was posted first to Hamburg, Warsaw and then Moscow between 1964 and 1969. It was Hans Bjorkegen, the Swedish poet, historian and preeminent translator of Russian literature into Swedish, who first introduced him into the circle of the Moscow nonconformists and the Fossatis’ apartment soon became a meeting place for artists, foreign journalists and diplomats. Fossati’s wife was herself an amateur artist and struck up a friendship with Anatoly Zverev in particular, often making him generous gifts of artist’s materials.

Russian Pictures

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