ALEXEI SMIRNOV | DEATH N.111 AND MEMORIES OF NIGHTS WITH ANFISA [2]
ALEXEI SMIRNOV | DEATH N.111 AND MEMORIES OF NIGHTS WITH ANFISA [2]
ALEXEI SMIRNOV | DEATH N.111 AND MEMORIES OF NIGHTS WITH ANFISA [2]
ALEXEI SMIRNOV | DEATH N.111 AND MEMORIES OF NIGHTS WITH ANFISA [2]
ALEXEI SMIRNOV | DEATH N.111 AND MEMORIES OF NIGHTS WITH ANFISA [2]
ALEXEI SMIRNOV | DEATH N.111 AND MEMORIES OF NIGHTS WITH ANFISA [2]
ALEXEI SMIRNOV | DEATH N.111 AND MEMORIES OF NIGHTS WITH ANFISA [2]
ALEXEI SMIRNOV | DEATH N.111 AND MEMORIES OF NIGHTS WITH ANFISA [2]
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Property from the Bar-Gera Collection

ALEXEI SMIRNOV | DEATH N.111 AND MEMORIES OF NIGHTS WITH ANFISA [2]

Estimate: 500 - 700 USD

Property from the Bar-Gera Collection

ALEXEI SMIRNOV | DEATH N.111 AND MEMORIES OF NIGHTS WITH ANFISA [2]

Estimate: 500 - 700 USD

Lot Details

Description

ALEXEI SMIRNOV

1937-2009

DEATH N.111 AND MEMORIES OF NIGHTS WITH ANFISA [2]


each signed and titled and inscribed Moskva in Cyrillic, one dated 1967, the other 1968

one ink on paper; the other watercolor and ink on paper

Image sizes: (i) 11½ by 16in., 29.5 by 40.5cm; (ii) 10 by 13in., 25.5 by 33cm

Framed: (i) 19¼ by 24in., 49 by 61cm; (ii) 20 by 22½in., 51 by 57cm

(2)

Condition Report

Death No.111:

There is a crease to the top left corner and some minor creases to the right and upper edges as well as elsewhere. The sheet has discolored, which is particularly visible in the upper left where the sheet has been inscribed on the reverse. There are two stains to the right edge. Held in a simple black wooden frame behind Perspex. Unexamined out of frame.


Memories:

The sheet is undulating and there is creasing in places, particularly to the top left corner. The sheet has discolored. It is hinged to the mount in the corners and along the edges. Held in a simple wooden frame behind Perspex. Unexamined out of frame.



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Cataloguing

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, p.232 illustrated

Ashdod, Art Museum Ashdod, Persecuted Art & Artists under Totalitarian Regimes in Europe During the 20th Century, 22 June - 21 September 2003, p.183 illustrated, p.283 listed

Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern, Avantgarde im Untergrund. Russische Nonkonformisten aus der Sammlung Bar-Gera, 3 February - 24 April 2005, p.100 illustrated p.175 listed


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