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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SWITZERLAND

Sergei Soudeikine
RUSSIAN
ORIENTAL DESIGN, CIRCA 1930S
Estimation
120 000180 000
Lot. Vendu 218,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
341

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SWITZERLAND

Sergei Soudeikine
RUSSIAN
ORIENTAL DESIGN, CIRCA 1930S
Estimation
120 000180 000
Lot. Vendu 218,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Russian Art

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New York

Sergei Soudeikine
1883-1946
RUSSIAN
ORIENTAL DESIGN, CIRCA 1930S
labeled for exhibition (on the reverse)
gouache on board
33 by 45 in.
84 by 114.5 cm
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We would like to thank Tamara Galeeva for providing additional catalogue information.

Provenance

Capehart Collection, United States (acquired directly from the artist)
Sale: Doyle New York, May 22, 2001, lot 121
Private Collection, New York
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Exposition

New York, American Federation of Arts, Art Directors Club, 22nd Annual Exhibition of Advertising Art, 1943, no. 81

Description

Eastern themes were common in Soudeikine's oeuvre beginning around 1910, when he executed designs for several performances with eastern subjects, specifically the operetta "Maids at Play" at the Malyi Drama Theater in 1911 and "The Tragedy of Salomé" for Diaghilev's "Russian Seasons" in Paris in 1913. These sketches demonstrate Soudeikine's gift for sophisticated decoration, flawless coloration and creating a festive spectacle on stage. In particular, his mounted works with Eastern subjects typify a sense of fantasy and playfulness that would become recurring themes throughout the artist's career.

Russian Art

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New York