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Vagrich Bakhchanyan
TELEGRAM NO.3
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PROPERTY FROM THE BAR-GERA COLLECTION

Vagrich Bakhchanyan
TELEGRAM NO.3
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Vagrich Bakhchanyan
1938-2009
TELEGRAM NO.3
signed in Cyrillic and dated '1972' l.m.
collage on paper

Bakhchanyan grew up in Kharkiv in Ukraine and moved to Moscow in the mid-1960s where he produced caricatures for 'Literaturnaya gazeta'. In 1974 he emigrated to New York City. 'Through collages, artist’s books, and other mixed media objects – which the artist minimally altered from their everyday appearance – he revealed the fine line that can separate normality from madness, banality from absurdity, platitude from blasphemy. Through experimentation and the development of inventive artistic strategies, Bakhchanyan broadened the range of expressive possibilities for other nonconformist artists. Many of his puns became an intrinsic part of Soviet dissident culture.' (Julia Tulovskaya in 'Vagrich Bakhchanyan: Accidental Absurdity', the 2016 exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum).
collage on paper
Sheet: 17 by 24 3/4 in., 43 by 63cm
Framed: 24 by 31 1/2 in., 61 by 80cm
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Exhibited

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.78 of the catalogue
Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern, 'Avantgarde im Untergrund. Russische Nonkonformisten aus der Sammlung Bar-Gera', 3 February - 24 April 2005, illustrated on p.153 and listed on p.163 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.78 and listed on p.169 of the catalogue  

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