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STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE: THE BLEMA AND H. ARNOLD STEINBERG COLLECTION

Oleg Vassiliev
WALK IN THE RAIN
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 118,750 USD
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STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE: THE BLEMA AND H. ARNOLD STEINBERG COLLECTION

Oleg Vassiliev
WALK IN THE RAIN
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 118,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Oleg Vassiliev
1931 - 2013
WALK IN THE RAIN
signed in Cyrillic, titled in English and Cyrillic and dated 1990 on the reverse
oil, acrylic and graphite on canvas
85 by 68 1/2 in. 215.9 by 174 cm.
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Provenance

Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Erik Bulatov, Oleg Vassilyev, March - February 1991, p. 17, illustrated

Literature

Karen Thomson, Ed., The Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg Collection, Montreal 2015, cat. no. 133, p. 128, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"To me, the visible and tangible world is more a thing of remembrance than of perceptions of reality. The present is saturated with the past as a live sponge is saturated with water: through the workings of memory, light comes from the past and illuminates, snatches out of the dark that which is not of this moment. That light is the very essence of remembrance...The deeper one delves into the past, the more powerful the stream of light. And somewhere over there, beyond the boundaries of the discernible, it turns into a river of golden light. In that river my life drowns, and everything that was before lives."
Oleg Vassiliev

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