60,000 - 80,000 GBP
Property from a Private European Collection
1935 - 2020
signed in Cyrillic l.r.; further signed and dated 89 on the reverse
oil on masonite
Board: 180 by 260cm, 70¾ by 102¼in.
Framed: 182 by 261.5cm, 71¾ by 103in.
The masonite is attached to a wooden stretcher. There is a paint loss to the green below the letter 'R' in the lower left and to the centre of the right edge of the pink rectangle. There are drip marks to the lower left of the pink rectangle. There is a light layer of surface dirt. Inspection under UV light reveals a discoloured varnish layer, but no obvious signs of retouching. Framed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Exhibition catalogue A Painting Show, Otegem: Deweer Art Gallery, 1994, illustrated
Ivan Chuikov, Moscow: Regina Gallery, 2010, p.271 illustrated; p.409, no.271 listed
Otegem, Deweer Art Gallery, A Painting Show, 15 October - 8 December 1994