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ALEXANDER KOSOLAPOV | Molotov Cocktail

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 USD
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Description

  • Alexander Kosolapov
  • Molotov Cocktail
  • screenprint on canvas
  • Canvas: 37 3/4 by 43 1/2 in., 96 by 110.5cm
signed in Latin and dated '1991' on the reversescreenprint on canvasAlexander 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'.

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
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