Lot 10
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ILYA KABAKOV | Untitled from the 'Mathematical Gorsky' album

Estimate
2,500 - 3,500 USD
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Description

  • Ilya Kabakov
  • Untitled from the 'Mathematical Gorsky' album
  • colored pencil over ink on paper
  • Sheet: 8 1/4 by 11 5/8 in., 21 by 30cm
  • Framed: 15 1/4 by 18 1/2 in., 39 by 47cm
signed in Cyrillic and dated '74' l.r.; further inscribed with a signed and dated dedication in Cyrillic on the reversecolored pencil over ink on paperAuthenticity of the present lot has been confirmed by the artist.During the 1970s, Ilya Kabakov worked on ten albums which tell fables: 'they suggest ten positions from which Homo Sovieticus can react to his world, ten psychological attitudes, ten perspectives on emptiness, ten parodies of the aesthetic traditions through which Kabakov evolved his vocabulary, ten aspects of Kabakov’s personality’. See the artist’s site for additional images from ‘The Mathematical Gorsky’ and other albums: ilya-emilia-kabakov.com/albums/.  Kabakov emigrated in 1987.

Provenance

A gift from the artist to the previous owners
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