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Sale of artworks to benefit the International Rescue Committee to help support families affected by the crisis in Ukraine
signed and dated 2012; signed and dated on the reverse
pencil on paper
71.8 by 101 cm. 28¼ by 39¾ in.
framed: 86.2 by 115 cm. 34 by 45¼ in.
Executed in 2012.
Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.
This work is in excellent condition. There is a tiny accretion towards the left side of the upper edge. Minor smudging and handling marks are visible in places. Minor creasing to the sheet.
Please note that Condition 12 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
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Petrov is known for large-scale photorealist works in watercolour and pencil which reflect his witty and affectionate observations of life in his hometown of Odesa. In Petrov's watercolours, divers jump in unison, a sunbather lies prone and an apartment owner takes the evening air on his balcony. His works are a visual exploration of the concept of Lebenswelt, or the everyday world, which the German philosopher Edmund Husserl introduced in 1936 in the following way: '...we, each "I-the-man" and all of us together, belong to the world as living with one another in the world; and the world is our world, valid for our consciousness as existing precisely through this "living together"' (E. Husserl, The Crisis of the European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology, Cambridge, 1970, pp. 108-109).
*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