Sale of artworks to benefit the International Rescue Committee to help support families affected by the crisis in Ukraine
signed, dated 2020 and numbered 6/15
51 by 32 by 20 cm. 20 by 12½ by 8 in.
Executed in 2017, this work is number 6 from an edition of 15.
Oleksii Zolotariov was born in 1985 in Kyiv, Ukraine. He graduated from the Taras Shevchenko State Art School and the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv, subsequently completing an internship at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield, England. Working in a mixture of traditional and innovative materials, Zolotariev employs clean geometric shapes and volumes to create strikingly impactful pieces. Ear is a powerful commentary on the cacophony of voices one hears in today’s world, where information comes at us from all sides, some of which we must learn to filter and challenge, if required. As such, Ear speaks to viewers about needing to listen as much with the physical organ we may be blessed with as with our head, heart and even, at times, our intuition.
*The Consignor is donating 100% of the hammer price from the sale of this and other designated artworks, to be sold during Sotheby’s Contemporary Discoveries online sale held from May 13-19, 2022, to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a not-for-profit humanitarian aid organization that is helping to support families affected by the crisis in Ukraine. In addition, in relation to these designated artworks, Sotheby’s will donate 1) 100% of its Overhead Premium to IRC, and 2a) where the artwork is consigned by Ukrainian artist(s), 100% of its Buyer's Premium to such artist(s), and 2b) for all other artworks, its Buyer's Premium, after deducting expenses, to IRC. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible. For more information about the IRC, visit www.rescue.org