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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, CALIFORNIA

Erik Bulatov
BREZHNEV, SOVIET COSMOS
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, CALIFORNIA

Erik Bulatov
BREZHNEV, SOVIET COSMOS
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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Erik Bulatov
B.1933
BREZHNEV, SOVIET COSMOS
signed in Cyrillic and dated '1977' l.r.
colored pencil over pencil on paper

The overtly politically works of the non-conformist artists were various in their critiques of the system and state, but as Andrew Solomon notes, Bulatov’s likeness of Brezhnev was an act of resistance simply because he was the portraitist (quoted in 'Space and Light: Oleg Vassiliev', 2014). The present drawing relates to the large-scale version of the same year from the John L. Stewart Collection sold at auction for $1.7m (USD equivalent) in 2007.
colored pencil over pencil on paper
Sheet: 10 by 7 5/8 in., 25.5 by 19.5cm
Framed: 15 1/2 by 13in., 39.5 by 33cm
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Provenance

Galerie Gorky Basmadjian, Paris

Escape Artists: The Non-Conformists Online

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New York