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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ITALY

Anatoly Zverev
TWO FEMALE PORTRAITS
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
135

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ITALY

Anatoly Zverev
TWO FEMALE PORTRAITS
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Anatoly Zverev
1931 - 1986
TWO FEMALE PORTRAITS
Quantity: 2
one signed with initials in Cyrillic and dated 67 l.l.; the other incised with initials in Cyrillic and dated 67 l.r.
oil on paper
each 62 by 44cm, 24 1/2 by 17 1/2 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.

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