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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Vadim Zakharov
SCULPTURE NO.7 FROM THE 'MYTHOLOGIES' SERIES
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Vadim Zakharov
SCULPTURE NO.7 FROM THE 'MYTHOLOGIES' SERIES
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Vadim Zakharov
B.1959
SCULPTURE NO.7 FROM THE 'MYTHOLOGIES' SERIES
signed and titled in Cyrillic on the reverse
oil on canvas with metal plaque

Sotheby’s 1988 sale featured eight large-scale works by Vadim Zakharov (fig.1), an artist who more recently was the recipient of Russia’s most prestigious contemporary art award, the Kandinsky Prize, and represented Russia at the 2013 Venice Biennale. He tended to produce his paintings in series of eight, normally with inscrutable serial numbers in their titles ‘to underline this sense of system’ (M.Cullerne Bown, 'Contemporary Russian Art', p.89). Witty and diverse, his work like so much of the Moscow conceptualists’ revolves around the painted word. In the present work, his hallmark elephantine figures and speech bubbles have been half obscured by a thick layer of white paint applied on top. His work was a feature of the 2005 'Russia!' exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. He now lives and works in Berlin and Moscow: an artist, editor, collector, and archivist of Moscow conceptual art.
oil on canvas with metal plaque
Canvas: 78 3/4 by 118in., 200 by 300cm
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Provenance

Acquired by the present owner in 2006

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