THEME AND IMPROVISATION NO.8
signed in Cyrillic, numbered T i I N8 and dated 61 l.r.; further bearing a Leonard Hutton Galleries label on the backing board
pastel and ink on paper
Sheet: 11¾ by 16¼in., 30 by 42.5cm
Framed: 20 by 24¼in., 61.5 by 63cm
The sheet has discolored in line with age. There is staining to the right of the signature and the remnants of an old adhesive by each of the four corners. The remnants of glue are visible on the reverse. There are several curved creases above the center of the composition and an area of surface abrasion just below. There is a light layer of surface dirt. The sheet is hinged to the mount in two places at the top edge. Held in a simple black frame behind glass.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York
Moscow, State Tretyakov Gallery, Vladimir Yankilevsky: Retrospective, 19 December 1995 - 28 January 1996, no.9
Exhibition catalogue Vladimir Yankilevsky: Retrospective, Moscow: The State Tretyakov Gallery, 1995, p.11, no.9 illustrated and listed
Exhibition catalogue Vladimir Yankilevsky, Anatomy of Feelings, London: Aktis Gallery, 2009, p.110 illustrated and listed