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IVAN CHUIKOV | Pink Clouds

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 USD
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Description

  • Ivan Chuikov
  • Pink Clouds
  • enamel paint on cardboard, plexiglass and wood
  • Overall: 30¼ by 33¾ by 4¾ in.; 78 by 88 by 12cm
signed in Cyrillic, numbered '9/15' and dated '78' on the card l.r.enamel paint on cardboard, plexiglass and wood 'The pre-perestroika atmosphere was an extraordinary occurrence. It existed only because of the oppression and persecution by the authorities. We lived underground. There is nothing like this in the West. We are now like everybody else. We live normal lives now under normal conditions. Then, it was very special, like living in a hot house…. Since we couldn’t sell anything, we felt free' (Ivan Chuikov, quoted in ‘Soviet Dissident Artists’, Rutgers University Press, 1995).

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
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