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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Vasily Sitnikov
NUDE
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
103

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Vasily Sitnikov
NUDE
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Vasily Sitnikov
1915-1987
NUDE
signed in Cyrillic and dated '1986' on the reverse; further inscribed in Cyrillic and dated '1986.VII.13.01' on the stretcher
oil and mixed media on canvas

Sitnikov was arrested in 1941, declared insane by the authorities and sent to Kazan for treatment. He returned to Moscow in 1944 where he established himself as an artist and influenced a number of his non-conformist contemporaries such as Vladimir Weisberg with the hazy mist-like effect he created by applying dry brush to canvas. He emigrated to the West in 1975 and died in New York.
oil and mixed media on canvas
Canvas: 30 by 22in., 76 by 56cm
Framed: 34 1/4 by 26 1/4 in., 87 by 66.5cm
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Provenance

Acquired in the 1990s from Konstantin Kuzminsky, a close friend of the artist

Literature

'Forbidden Art: The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde', New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 1998, p.230 illustrated

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