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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Alexander Kosolapov
MOLOTOV COCKTAIL
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Alexander Kosolapov
MOLOTOV COCKTAIL
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Alexander Kosolapov
B. 1943
MOLOTOV COCKTAIL
signed in Latin and dated '1991' on the reverse
screenprint on canvas

Alexander Kosolapov has worked in New York City since 1975. He is a leading proponent of the movement known as Sots Art (short for Socialist Art), often referred to as Soviet Pop Art, which appeared in Moscow in the early 1970s and is characterized by an irreverent appropriation of ubiquitous propaganda images and slogans from the Soviet Union, often paired with advertising images from the United States. His twist on the Molotov cocktail has the same entertaining and grotesque effect of his other famous images,  'Lenin Coca Cola''Malevich Marlborough' and 'Lenin McDonald's'.
screenprint on canvas
Canvas: 37 3/4 by 43 1/2 in., 96 by 110.5cm
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

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