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PROPERTY FROM THE BAR-GERA COLLECTION

Yulo Sooster
FIREWORK
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
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98

PROPERTY FROM THE BAR-GERA COLLECTION

Yulo Sooster
FIREWORK
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Yulo Sooster
1924-1970
FIREWORK
signed in Latin and dated '63' l.r.; further inscribed and titled in Cyrillic on reverse
oil on board

Yulo Sooster (Ülo Ilmar Sooster) was an Estonian non-conformist artist who was arrested by the Soviet authorities in 1949 while he was studying at art college, and sentenced to ten years in Karlag, the Karaganda Corrective Labor Camp, one of the largest Gulag labor camps located in the steppe of modern day Kazakhstan. He was released in 1956 at the time of Nikita Khrushchev’s Thaw; he briefly returned to Estonia and moved to Moscow the following year. Sooster's apartment became a meeting place for artists, poets and actors. He shared a studio on Sretensky Boulevard with Ilya Kabakov, who was greatly influenced by Sooster.
oil on board
Board: 19 1/4 by 27 1/4 in., 49 by 69.5cm
Framed: 20 1/2 by 28 1/4 in., 52 by 72cm
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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.235 of the catalogue

Escape Artists: The Non-Conformists Online

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New York