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Semyon Faibisovich

One More Glance at the Black Sea

Property from a Private European Collection

Semyon Faibisovich

Semyon Faibisovich

One More Glance at the Black Sea

One More Glance at the Black Sea

Property from a Private European Collection

Semyon Faibisovich

b. 1949

One More Glance at the Black Sea


signed with initials in Cyrillic and dated 86 t.r.; further signed, titled, dated and bearing a Soviet export stamp on the reverse and a Phyllis Kind Gallery label on the stretcher

oil on canvas

Canvas: 99 by 268.5cm, 39 by 105¾in.

Framed: 101 by 270cm, 39¾ by 106¼in.

Original canvas. A tiny dent with associated craquelure and a fleck of paint loss can be seen in the sky in the upper centre of the composition. There is a faint diagonal scuff mark with an associated minor dent above the horizon between the left edge and the female figure. A further scuff mark is running across the man's legs. Very minor isolated areas of craquelure are visible in places, some of which is very slightly lifting, but appears stable at present. There are three small spots of retouching to the sky towards the right side of the top edge which are visible to the naked eye. The surface is covered in a light layer of dirt. Inspection under UV light confirms the presence of the three aforementioned spots of retouching as well as a tiny retouching to the aforementioned dent in the upper centre. Held in a strip frame.


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Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
Phillips London, Important Contemporary Russian Art – Property from a Foundation, 28 February 2008, lot 10
Faibisovich, Moscow: Regina Gallery, 2001, p.80, no.45 illustrated; p.129 listed