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Oleg Tselkov

Two Figures with Beetles

VAT reduced rateArtist's Resale RightUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 GBP

Property from a Private European Collection

Oleg Tselkov

Oleg Tselkov

Two Figures with Beetles

Two Figures with Beetles

Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 GBP

Property from a Private European Collection

Oleg Tselkov

1934 - 2021

Two Figures with Beetles 


signed and titled in Cyrillic, dated 1973 and bearing a Soviet export stamp on the reverse; also titled in Latin, inscribed in Cyrillic and bearing a Soviet export stamp on the stretcher

oil on canvas

Canvas: 209.5 by 131cm, 82½ by 51½in.

Framed: 214.5 by 136.5cm, 84½ by 53¾in.

Original canvas. There are several areas with parallel scratches which appear to be inherent to the work. A few isolated areas of craquelure are visible in places. Inspection under UV light reveals retouching along the edges and minor inpainting to the craquelure, most notably towards the centre of the composition. Framed. Unexamined out of frame.


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Eduard Nakhamkin, New York
MacDougall's London, Post War and Contemporary Russian Art, 30 November 2007, lot 355
Exhibition catalogue The Exhibition of Three: Oleg Tselkov, Mikhail Chemiakin, Ernst Neizvestny, New York: Eduard Nakhamkin Fine Arts, 1979, illustrated
Oleg Tselkov, Milan: Fabbri Editori, 1988, p.89, no.33 illustrated
R.-P. Turine, Oleg Tselkov, Moscow: Bonfi, 2002, p.41 illustrated
New York, Eduard Nakhamkin Fine Arts, The Exhibition of Three: Oleg Tselkov, Mikhail Chemiakin, Ernst Neizvestny, 21 March - 21 April 1979