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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Leonid Sokov
PORTRAIT OF VIACHESLAV SOKHRANSKY AND TEASER
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171

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Leonid Sokov
PORTRAIT OF VIACHESLAV SOKHRANSKY AND TEASER
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Leonid Sokov
1941-2018
PORTRAIT OF VIACHESLAV SOKHRANSKY AND TEASER
Quantity: 2
one signed in Cyrillic, indistinctly numbered and dated 77-78 l.r.; the other signed in Cyrillic, numbered 4/11 and dated 77-78 l.r.
oil on cardboard  
22 by 30cm, 7 3/4 by 11 3/4 in.; 35 by 30cm, 13 3/4 by 11 3/4 in.
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Catalogue Note

The present works come from a series of cut-outs based on larger wooden sculptures dating back to 1974. Several of the original sculptures were mechanized, for example allowing the eyes and tongue of Teaser to move around. The works functioned as a great leveler, stripping Soviet propaganda of its protective mantle of etiquette and respect. The production of small editions of two-dimensional works facilitated their smuggling out of the Soviet Union to the West  in order to raise funds for the non-conformist magazine A-Ya.

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