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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

The Synthesis Group
'DREAM' AND 'ASTROLOGICAL CLOUDS' [TWO WORKS]
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

The Synthesis Group
'DREAM' AND 'ASTROLOGICAL CLOUDS' [TWO WORKS]
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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The Synthesis Group
NATALIA KHVOSTENKOVA (B.1952), NIKOLAI VOSTRIKOV (B.1949) AND SERGEI PODREZ (B.1949)
'DREAM' AND 'ASTROLOGICAL CLOUDS' [TWO WORKS]
both signed and titled in Cyrillic and dated '1985' and '1981' respectively on the reverse
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The Synthesis Group was formed in 1975 by Natalia Khvostenkova, Nikolai Vostrikov and Sergei Podrez who worked together on painting, photography, video and performance art. Their lack of adherence to distinct forms or defined genres is implicit in their chosen name. The KGB confiscated their film, 'Self-Portrayal', and from the mid-1970s onwards harassment from the authorities meant that they were forced to transfer activity to private apartments. They began to participate in international exhibitions in Western Europe and the United States in the mid-1980s.
Quantity: 2
c-print
Print: 11 1/4 by 16in., 28.5 by 40.5cm; 20 by 24in.; 51 by 61cm
Framed: 20 by 24 1/4 in., 51 by 61.5cm; 20 3/4 by 24 3/4 in., 53 by 63cm
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Provenance

A gift from the artists to the present owner

Literature

'Forbidden Art: The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde', New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 1998, p.186, 'Astrological Clouds' illustrated

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