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Ilya Kabakov

Empty Painting

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

350,000

to
- 550,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection, Canada

Ilya Kabakov

Ilya Kabakov

Empty Painting

Empty Painting

Estimate:

350,000

to
- 550,000 GBP

Lot sold:

402,200

GBP

Property from a Private Collection, Canada

Ilya Kabakov

b. 1933

Empty Painting



signed in Cyrillic on the reverse; further signed, titled, dated 1985 and bearing a Serralves Museum label on the stretcher

oil and enamel on masonite

Overall: 145.5 by 211.5cm, 57 ¼ by 83 ¼ in.

The work consists of four sheets of masonite of various dimensions which have been nailed to a wooden stretcher. The nails are protruding on the recto and the paint layer has split along the joints. A small area with cracks is visible approximately 20 centimetres from the centre of the bottom edge of the largest sheet of masonite. There are dents and nicks along the edges which appear, for the most part, inherent to the materials used. There are a few surface scratches and scuff marks, none of which are visually distracting. There is a horizontal accretion towards the centre of the work. There is a light layer of surface dirt. Unframed.


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The artist
Viktoria Mochalova, Moscow
M.Tupitsyn, Malevich and Film, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002, p.114 illustrated
Exhibition catalogue Verbal Photography: Ilya Kabakov, Boris Mikhailov and the Moscow Archive of New Art, Porto: Serralves Foundation, 2004, no.24 illustrated
Ilya Kabakov, Paintings 1957 - 2008, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol.1, Bielefeld: Kerber Verlag, 2009, p.195, no.113 illustrated and listed
Porto, Serralves Foundation, Verbal Photography: Ilya Kabakov, Boris Mikhailov and the Moscow Archive of New Art, 30 April - 4 July 2004, no.24