Lot 27
  • 27

PETR BELENOK | Whirlwind

1,000 - 1,500 USD
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  • Whirlwind
  • ink and collage on paper
  • Image: 18 by 23 3/4 in., 46 by 60cm
  • Framed: 25 1/4 by 31in., 64 by 79cm
signed in Cyrillic and dated '1967' l.r.ink and collage on paper


St Petersburg, The State Russian Museum; Moscow, The State Tretyakov Gallery; Frankfurt am Main, Städel et al., 'Nonkonformisty: vtoroy russkiy avangard 1955-1988', 1996-1997, illustrated on p.91 of the catalogue
Verona, Palazzo Forti, 'L'arte vietata in URSS 1955-1988', 7 March - 4 June 2000, illustrated on p.167 of the catalogue
Ashdod, Art Museum Ashdod, 'Persecuted Art & Artists under Totalitarian Regimes in Europe During the 20th Century', 22 June - 21 September 2003, illustrated on p.238 and listed on p.276 of the catalogue
Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern, 'Avantgarde im Untergrund. Russische Nonkonformisten aus der Sammlung Bar-Gera', 3 February - 24 April 2005, illustrated on p.142 and listed on p.164 of the catalogue
Bratislava, The Slovak National Gallery, 'Nonkonformisti. Druhá ruská avantgarda 1955-1988. Zbierka Bar-Gera', 14 November 2008 - 22 February 2009, illustrated on p.101 and listed on p.168 of the catalogue  


The sheet is undulating and there is creasing throughout. There is a pronounced crease to the left of the 'whirlwind' on the left edge. There is a pinhole to the top right corner and a minor loss to the sheet surface in this area. There is evidence of faint foxing scattered throughout. One of the collage figures has a loss to the arm. Held in a simple wooden frame, mounted and behind plexiglass. Unexamined out of frame.
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