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Aleksandr BOGOMAZOV (1880-1930) Russian - Ukrainian 

Lot 212: Aleksandr BOGOMAZOV (1880-1930) Russian - Ukrainian 

Auction Date: Aug 12, 2021

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

Description: Aleksandr BOGOMAZOV (1880-1930) ; Cubistic composition ; early 20th century ; charcoal on paper / framed ; dimensions 36,5 x 40 cm (14 1/3 x 15 3/4 in.) ; frame size 50 x 53,5 cm (19 2/3 x 21 in.) ; signed lower right corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $250 , National post with tracking service $120 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $150 , National post with tracking service $65...

Location: Prague, CZ

Auction House: Art-Torg

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*BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880–1930) - By the Riverbank.

Lot 46: *BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880–1930) - By the Riverbank.

Auction Date: Jun 10, 2021

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Description: *BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880–1930)
By the Riverbank.
Oil on canvas, 61 by 51.5 cm.

Provenance: Private collection, USA.

Russian Art, Sotheby's New York, 15 April 2008, lot 59.

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

Private collection, Switzerland.

By the Riverbank is one of those rare early works by the outstanding artist and avant-garde theorist Aleksandr Bogomazov.

Thanks to Alexandra Exter, a fellow-student at the Kiev Art School, Bogomazov began to take a keen interest in current world trends in painting, turning first to the work of the Post-Impressionists and Symbolists, later to Italian Futurism. He then tried out various techniques, ranging from Impressionist to Abstract. In the end, he reinterpreted everything and evolved his own artistic language, to which he gave formal expression in his treatise Painting and Elements.

The landscape presented here dates from this formative period, one of an impassioned and radical creative artistic quest by Bogomazov and his Kiev workshop companions. It bears the stamp of Symbolist influence and the painting techniques characteristic of Post-Impressionism, where the driving force of the composition is a dot that lengthens into short, disciplined yet vigorous brushstrokes. Thanks to this technique, the subjects merge into a shared dynamic space where all the elements are equally important – the trees, the cloudy sky and the bend in the road with the bluish shadows cast on it, as well as the human figures – the only spot of vivid colour in the picture.

In his treatise Bogomazov sets out the rationale for identifying the dot as the primary element of painting on the pictorial surface, writing that "movement leads the development from the dot to the line, the shifting of which produces area as a result." This, according to Bogomazov, gives rise to the phenomenon of a form that exists only from the "moment when the primary element moves" (A. Bogomazov, Painting and Elements. From the Treatise quoted in Nashe Nasledie. Istoriko-kulturny zhurnal, 1991, No. 2 (20), p. 144).

Bogomazov’s field studies were no less important to him at the time. After being expelled from art school in 1905 for taking part in street protests, Bogomazov studied alongside Alexander Archipenko (1887–1964) under Sergei Svetoslavsky (1857–1931), a painter strongly influenced by the Barbizon School, who urged them both to adopt his Impressionistic plein air methods: "Go to the parks and look at the same place every day and every hour – then you will see how nature changes." It was when these formal searches came up against Bogomazov’s emerging interest in colour, rhythm and mobility of forms that his own recognisable style of the pre-avant-garde period came into its own. In 1908 Bogomazov took part in Kiev’s famous The Link exhibition, a landmark in the drive to establish a new kind of art. David Burliuk (1982–1967), the exhibition’s principal ideologist and organiser, marked its opening by publishing his manifesto An Impressionist’s Voice in Defence of Painting, in the magazine In the World of Art and the newspaper The Kievan. Burliuk explained that Russian Impressionism as practised by artist such as Bogomazov – originated in French Impressionism, but had been transformed by their pantheistic and primitivist mindset.

The green-blue-pink colour range of By the Riverbank is typical of this stage. It reflects the connection between Bogomazov’s painting and the muted palette of the Symbolists, and also between his work and the impressions gained from the frescoes in the Cathedral of St Sophia in Kiev – and, of course, from his circle’s shared search for a way to express sound and colour sensations visually. It is no coincidence that, during these years, David Burliuk was writing his ‘impressionistic’ poems Lazy Blue and Green and Blue, and Exter’s contemporaries could see a ‘green coldness’ in her canvases (D. Burliuk, Fragmenty iz vospominaniy futurista, quoted in G.F. Kovalenko, Alexandra Exter, Galart, Moscow 1993, p. 181).

Bogomazov’s surviving compositions from this period are extremely rare and mainly to be found in museum collections. The appearance at auction of an early work of such quality is an extraordinary opportunity for collectors to acquire an exquisite example of Bogomazov’s early ouerve.



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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: MacDougall's

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Aleksandr BOGOMAZOV (1880-1930) Russian - Ukrainian

Lot 142: Aleksandr BOGOMAZOV (1880-1930) Russian - Ukrainian

Auction Date: Oct 09, 2020

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

Description: Aleksandr BOGOMAZOV (1880-1930) ; Cubistic composition ; early 20th century ; charcoal on paper / framed ; dimensions 36,5 x 40 cm (14 1/3 x 15 3/4 in.) ; frame size 50 x 53,5 cm (19 2/3 x 21 in.) ; signed lower right corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $250 , National post with tracking service $120 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $150 , National post with tracking service $65...

Location: Prague, CZ

Auction House: Art-Torg

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Attributed to Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930): Untitled

Lot 506: Attributed to Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930): Untitled

Auction Date: Sep 17, 2020

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description:

Ink on paper, signed with a monogram lower right, with label from Shepherd Gallery, NY.

11 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (sheet), 21 x 15 in. (frame).

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Location: Hudson, NY, US

Auction House: Stair

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Alexander Bogomazov Russian Cubist Gouache

Lot 45: Alexander Bogomazov Russian Cubist Gouache

Auction Date: Apr 23, 2020

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Gouache on paper, framed. Featuring a cubist portrait. Signed A. Bogomazov on the lower right corner. Attributed to Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930, Ukrainian). 24.5 x 19.5 cm (9.6 x 7.7 inches). Provenance: This lot carries limited provenance from a Southern Ontario estate...

Location: Richmond Hill, ON, CA

Auction House: 888 Auctions

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Aleksandr BOGOMAZOV (1880-1930) Russian - Ukrainian

Lot 121: Aleksandr BOGOMAZOV (1880-1930) Russian - Ukrainian

Auction Date: Dec 07, 2019

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

Description: Aleksandr BOGOMAZOV (1880-1930) ; Cubistic composition ; early 20th century ; charcoal on paper / framed ; dimensions 36,5 x 40 cm (14 1/3 x 15 3/4 in.) ; frame size 50 x 53,5 cm (19 2/3 x 21 in.) ; signed lower right corner ; Shipping to USA - DHL $250 , National post with tracking service $120 / Shipping to EU, Russia, Middle Assia - DHL $150 , National post with tracking service $65...

Location: Prague, CZ

Auction House: Art-Torg

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Alexander Bogomazov Russian Cubist Gouache

Lot 24: Alexander Bogomazov Russian Cubist Gouache

Auction Date: Jun 06, 2019

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Gouache on paper, framed. Featuring a cubist portrait. Signed A. Bogomazov on the lower right corner. Attributed to Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930, Ukrainian). 24.5 x 19.5 cm (9.6 x 7.7 inches). PROVENANCE: Southern Ontario estate...

Location: Richmond Hill, ON, CA

Auction House: 888 Auctions

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BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880–1930) Abstract Still Life

Lot 10: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880–1930) Abstract Still Life

Auction Date: Jun 05, 2019

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Description: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880–1930)
Abstract Still Life
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Oil on canvas, laid on cardboard, 29.5 by 34.5 cm.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: MacDougall's

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Alexander Bogomazov - L'artista, 1914

Lot 175: Alexander Bogomazov - L'artista, 1914

Auction Date: Nov 13, 2018

Estimate: €3,000 - €4,000

Description: graphite on paper, cm 22 x 17,8, initialed lower right...

Location: Roma, IT

Auction House: Finarte Roma

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ALEXANDER BOGOMAZOV Ukrainian 1880-1930 Charcoal

Lot 56: ALEXANDER BOGOMAZOV Ukrainian 1880-1930 Charcoal

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2018

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Charcoal on paper. Featuring Virgin Mary with child in front of a cubo-futurist landscape scene. Signed and attr. Alexander Bogomazov (Ukrainian, 1880-1930) on the bottom right corner. 26.5 x 31 cm. Alexander Bogomazov was a Ukrainian painter, known artist and modern art theoretician of the Russian Avant-garde (historically the term "Russian Avant-garde" refers to the art of all countries which were parts of Russia/USSR in the beginning of the 20th century). In 1914, Alexander wrote his treatise The Art of Painting and the Elements. In it he analyzed the interaction between Object, Artist, Picture, and Spectator and sets the theoretical foundation of modern art. During his artistic life Alexander Bogomazov mastered several art styles. The most known are Cubo-Futurism (1913?1917) and Spectralism (1920?1930)....

Location: Richmond Hill, ON, CA

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BOGOMAZOFF Alexandre Constantinovitch (1880-1930)

Lot 251: BOGOMAZOFF Alexandre Constantinovitch (1880-1930)

Auction Date: Jul 18, 2018

Estimate: €10,000 - €12,000

Description: BOGOMAZOFF Alexandre Constantinovitch (1880-1930)
Autoportrait de l’artiste sur fond d’un village cubiste.
Fusain noir sur papier bleu, collé sur carton noir, non signé,
circa 1916-1917, conservé dans un encadrement moderne.
Bon état.
À vue : H. : 24, 5 cm - L. : 17 cm.
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Location: Monte Carlo, MC

Auction House: HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo

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BOGOMAZOFF Alexandre Constantinovitch (1880-1930)

Lot 252: BOGOMAZOFF Alexandre Constantinovitch (1880-1930)

Auction Date: Jul 18, 2018

Estimate: €6,000 - €8,000

Description: BOGOMAZOFF Alexandre Constantinovitch (1880-1930)
Femme élégante marchant dans la rue.
Fusain noir sur papier bleu, collé sur carton noir, non signé,
circa 1915-1916, conservé dans un encadrement moderne.
Bon état.
À vue : H. : 25 cm - L. : 17 cm
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Location: Monte Carlo, MC

Auction House: HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo

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*BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) Väinämöinen Playing the Kantele

Lot 146: *BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) Väinämöinen Playing the Kantele

Auction Date: Nov 29, 2017

Estimate: £90,000 - £120,000

Description: *BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR
(1880-1930)
Väinämöinen Playing the Kantele
Oil on canvas, 104.5 by 62 cm.

Executed c. 1911.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by Ya. Ivannikova, the artist’s daughter (inscription on the reverse).
Authenticity has also been confirmed by the expert Yu. Rybakova.

The work offered for auction, Väinämöinen Playing the Kantele, is a singular example of the artistic endeavours from the 1910s of Aleksandr Bogomazov, one of the leading lights in the Ukrainian avant-garde.

When, in 1911, Bogomazov was sent by the newspaper Kievskaia Mysl to Finland to produce a series of landscape and genre studies, his work still reflected the strong influence of Blue Rose symbolism, in which nature is perceived as an illusionist substance, and the treatment of the subject, while retaining a resemblance to reality, aims at simplification and idealisation of form.

The work presented here, which depicts a sculpture of the hero of the Finnish and Karelian Kalevala epic – the legendary minstrel and storyteller Väinämöinen, playing the kantele – was painted during that trip. In his treatise Painting and Elements (1914), Bogomazov was to write that “Painting is the perfect rhythm of the elements comprising it.” As though transmitting this thought visually, the picture Väinämöinen Playing the Kantele is marked by a unique rhythmic harmony of colour and form. The stylised tree branches, which seem to be slowly flowing downwards, and the moss on the rocks contrast here with the dynamic figure of the minstrel and storyteller, who appears to have come suddenly to life, with his left arm raised towards the sky, while the canvas’s colour scheme is eminently suitable for a stage set.

The actual sculpture, erected in 1873 in the Mon Repos Park near Vyborg, was lost during the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939–1940. Restored in 2007, it is in the same spot where Bogomazov depicted it.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

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Alexander Bogomazov (Russian 1880-1930) study for “The Electrician”, watercolor on paper, bears initials in Cyrillic, image size 6 x 5 3/4

Lot 398: Alexander Bogomazov (Russian 1880-1930) study for “The Electrician”, watercolor on paper, bears initials in Cyrillic, image size 6 x 5 3/4

Auction Date: May 23, 2017

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Alexander Bogomazov (Russian 1880-1930) study for “The Electrician”, watercolor on paper, bears initials in Cyrillic, image size 6 x 5 3/4...

Location: Delray Beach, FL, US

Auction House: Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions

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BOGOMAZOV Aleksandr Konstantin 1880-1930

Lot 39: BOGOMAZOV Aleksandr Konstantin 1880-1930

Auction Date: Mar 01, 2017

Estimate: €300 - €400

Description: BOGOMAZOV Aleksandr Konstantin 1880-1930
Pencil on paper signed and dated lower left 24x16 cm
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Location: Bruxelles, BE

Auction House: The Bru Sale Gallery

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Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930) Portrait of Wanda Monastirskaia-Bgomazova (

Lot 78: Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930) Portrait of Wanda Monastirskaia-Bgomazova (

Auction Date: Nov 30, 2015

Estimate: £0 - £0

Description: Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930) Portrait of Wanda Monastirskaia-Bgomazova (c1890-1980)...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Aleksandr Konstantinovich Bogomazov, Ukrainian (1880-1930) Oil on Canvas "Composition". Initialed A.B. Lower Left. Good Condition. Measures 10 Inches by 14 Inches. Frame Measures 11-1/2 Inches by 15-12 Inches. Shipping $85.00

Lot 43: Aleksandr Konstantinovich Bogomazov, Ukrainian (1880-1930) Oil on Canvas "Composition". Initialed A.B. Lower Left. Good Condition. Measures 10 Inches by 14 Inches. Frame Measures 11-1/2 Inches by 15-12 Inches. Shipping $85.00

Auction Date: Jul 15, 2015

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Description: Aleksandr Konstantinovich Bogomazov, Ukrainian (1880-1930) Oil on Canvas "Composition". Initialed A.B. Lower Left. Good Condition. Measures 10 Inches by 14 Inches. Frame Measures 11-1/2 Inches by 15-12 Inches. Shipping $85.00...

Location: Dania Beach, FL, US

Auction House: Kodner Galleries

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Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930) Cubo-futurist composition with toys oil on

Lot 30: Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930) Cubo-futurist composition with toys oil on

Auction Date: Jun 01, 2015

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Description: Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930) Cubo-futurist composition with toys oil on canvas 19¾ x 27¼ in. (50 x 69.4 cm.)...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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BOGOMAZOV Alexander 1880-1930

Lot 11: BOGOMAZOV Alexander 1880-1930

Auction Date: Dec 05, 2014

Estimate: €1,000 - €1,500

Description: BOGOMAZOV Alexander 1880-1930

Tempera on cardboard
Signed lower right
60 x 46 cm
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Location: Bruxelles, BE

Auction House: The Bru Sale Gallery

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Alexander Bogomazov (Russian 1880-1930) constructivist composition, oil on canvas, initialed in Cyrillic, image size 10 x 13 ½"

Lot 330: Alexander Bogomazov (Russian 1880-1930) constructivist composition, oil on canvas, initialed in Cyrillic, image size 10 x 13 ½"

Auction Date: Oct 21, 2014

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Alexander Bogomazov (Russian 1880-1930) constructivist composition, oil on canvas, initialed in Cyrillic, image size 10 x 13 ½"...

Location: Delray Beach, FL, US

Auction House: Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions

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Alexander BOGOMAZOV (1880-1930). RUSSIAN PAINTER. Sheet from the album.

Lot 113: Alexander BOGOMAZOV (1880-1930). RUSSIAN PAINTER. Sheet from the album.

Auction Date: Apr 19, 2014

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: Alexander BOGOMAZOV (1880-1930).
Sheet from the album.
Russia. Charcoal on paper. Framed.
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Location: Moscow, RU

Auction House: Anticvarium

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* BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Composition with a Black Triangle

Lot 85: * BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Composition with a Black Triangle

Auction Date: Jun 05, 2013

Estimate: £180,000 - £250,000

Description: * BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930)
Composition with a Black Triangle
, signed with initials and dated 1916.
Oil on canvas, 52.5 by 52.5 cm.

Inscribed in Cyrillic with an authentication by the artist's wife Vanda Bogomazova and dated 1979.



Provenance: Estate of the artist.

Acquired directly from the widow of the artist by the previous owner.

Private collection, Europe.



Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the experts D. Sarabianov and A. Sarabianov.

Authenticity of the work has also been confirmed by the expert M. Krasilin.

Authenticity of the work has also been confirmed by the experts M. Valyaeva and I. Lomize.

Authenticity of the work has also been confirmed by the expert Yu. Rybakova.

This work by Aleksandr Bogomazov is one of the rare examples of the artist's mature Cubo-Futurist period. Painted in 1916, his Composition with a Black Triangle became the creative embodiment of his theoretical principles of painting. Between 1913 and 1915 Bogomazov was busy working on his treatise Painting and Its Elements, the most important theoretical work produced by the artist and quite possibly by the entire Cubo-Futurist movement in Russia.





Without actually publishing this treatise in his lifetime, Bogomazov nonetheless put into practice the principles of painting that he had developed. He believed that an artistic image should not correspond to an actual object, but should be the product of the artist's interpretation and creative feelings. Bogomazov's primary aim was to

convey the emotional mood evoked by the object being depicted.





Having set out a detailed methodology for creating works of art in his treatise, Bogomazov strove for perfection in practice. Composition with a Black Triangle is one example of the experiments he undertook. The graphic arrangement of the painting is imbued with rhythms - in terms of colour, line and texture - that generate the inner motion of the composition. The non-figurative Cubo-Futurist composition is deliberately without a distinguishable top or bottom. Dynamism is imparted to the textured painting by aggressive brushstrokes and the combination of various geometric forms straining in different directions. The artist managed to capture energy on the canvas with the aid of his brush and endow it with huge artistic temperament. This approach to organising a painted surface, as well as vibrant contrasting dark blue, lilac and green hues, is characteristic of Bogomazov's creative work in the mid-1910s.





In Kiev of the 1910s Cubo-Futurist works elicited an ambivalent reception from critics, and in 1915 Bogomazov decided to move to the Caucasus, to the village of Goris, which is where Composition with a Black Triangle was painted.

While teaching drawing at the local school, the artist continued working on his theoretical treatise and pursuing his painting far away from civilisation, drawing inspiration from the exotic climes of the Caucasus. Despite his financial difficulties and life in Goris being far from simple, Bogomazov would share in letters to his wife Vanda Bogomazova (née Monastyrskaya) his vivid impressions of the landscape and his aesthetic observations.





The works of his Caucasian period came to represent the next stage in Aleksandr Bogomazov's artistic career. As distinct from his early work, his creative output in the years 1915 to 1916 is more abstract and experimental. While visiting her husband in the Caucasus in 1916, Vanda Bogomazova wrote: "The scintillating colours in his

new paintings are much more vivid and crystalline than in his previous work".





Composition with a Black Triangle is among the last of Alexandr Bogomazov's Cubo-Futurist works, for soon after his return to Kiev in 1917 he was already concentrating on his teaching, and also engaging in agitprop art. Paintings by

Bogomazov are very rarely encountered on the market and this work will certainly make a valuable addition to even the finest collection, as a shining example of the

epoch of the experimental avant-garde.

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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: MacDougall's

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* BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Landscape with a Boat

Lot 320: * BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Landscape with a Boat

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2012

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Description: * BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930)
Landscape with a Boat
, signed with initials and dated 1915, further inscribed with an authentication by the artist's wife on the reverse.
Charcoal on paper, 34 by 29 cm.
Provenance: Private collection, Europe.

Authenticity certificate from the expert O. Glebova.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: MacDougall's

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* BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Cityscape

Lot 321: * BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Cityscape

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2012

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Description: * BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930)
Cityscape
, signed with initials, inscribed "Kiev" in Cyrillic and dated 1915.
Charcoal on paper, 28.5 by 35 cm.
Provenance: Private collection, Europe.

Authenticity certificate from the expert O. Glebova.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: MacDougall's

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BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Kiev

Lot 322: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Kiev

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2012

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Description: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930)
Kiev
, signed with initials, inscribed "Kiev" in Cyrillic and dated 1913, further inscribed with an authentication by the artist's wife on the reverse.
Charcoal on paper, 34 by 26 cm.
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BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Old Kiev

Lot 323: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Old Kiev

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2012

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Description: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930)
Old Kiev
, signed with initials and dated 1913, further inscribed with an authentication by the artist's wife on the reverse.
Charcoal on paper, 37 by 29 cm.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

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BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Composition

Lot 324: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Composition

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2012

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Description: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930)
Composition
, signed with initials and dated 1915, further inscribed with an authentication by the artist's wife on the reverse.
Charcoal on paper, 40.5 by 31 cm.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: MacDougall's

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BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Composition

Lot 325: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930) - Composition

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2012

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Description: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR (1880-1930)
Composition
, signed with initials and dated 1915, further inscribed with an authentication by the artist's wife on the reverse.
Charcoal on paper, 39 by 28.5 cm.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: MacDougall's

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BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Portrait of Vanda Monastyrskaya

Lot 318: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Portrait of Vanda Monastyrskaya

Auction Date: Dec 02, 2010

Estimate: £45,000 - £50,000

Description: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Portrait of Vanda Monastyrskaya with a sketch of a landscape on the reverse, also inscribed in Cyrillic with an authentication by the artist's daughter A. Ivanikova Oil on canvas, 36 by 24 cm.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist's family by the current owner.

Related Literature: For a similar work, see Exhibition catalogue, A. Bogomazov, The State Russian Museum, Palace Editions, St Petersburg, 2008, p. 34.

Alexander Bogomazov painted Vanda Monastyrskaya on several occasions, even before they got married in 1913. Five years before, they had met at the Kiev Art School, which they both attended.

Vanda was not only Bogomazov's wife, but also his muse, supporting the artist in his creative work. It was to his wife that he dedicated his principal theoretical work, Painting and its Elements, which he accomplished in 1914. In 1916, Vanda wrote to her husband, "I want to tell you that you are not an ordinary mortal in art, that your work is sublime and profoundly beautiful, that in it there is the passionate power of lines, the movement of all molecules of the world..."

The present work is possibly a preparatory study for another monochrome portrait of the artist's wife, exhibited at the State Russian Museum in 2008. However, Portrait of Vanda Monastyrskaya must be seen as a finished work, and is a striking example of Bogomazov's talent as a portrait painter.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: MacDougall's

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BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Abstract Composition

Lot 317: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Abstract Composition

Auction Date: Dec 02, 2010

Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000

Description: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Abstract Composition c. 1913-1914 Oil on canvas, laid on cardboard, 35 by 34 cm.


Exhibited: A. Bogomazov, Musee d'Art Moderne, Refectoire des Jacobins, Toulouse, 21 June- 28 August 1991.
A. Bogomazov, The State Russian Museum, Palace Editions, St Petersburg, 2008.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, A. Bogomazov, Musee d'Art Moderne, Refectoire des Jacobins, Toulouse, 1991, p. 47, illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, A. Bogomazov, The State Russian Museum, Palace Editions, St Petersburg, 2008, p. 38, illustrated.

Dating from 1913-1914, Abstract Composition is a rare work from what is undoubtedly the most important period in Bogomazov's oeuvre. By then, the artist had gone through to all the styles typical of the time, from Realism to Symbolism. In 1913-1914 however, under the influence of Italian Futurism, Bogomazov's style changed completely, and the artist painted his very best works.

Having absorbed the lessons of Italian Futurism, his paintings of that time are full of movement and energy. Abstract Composition is a typical example of the artist's Futurist period. Building on his theoretical work, such as the treatise Painting and its Elements (1914), Bogomazov introduced the spiral into this dynamic composition, which he saw as a symbol for the ever-changing cosmos.

Bogomazov had learned about the Italian Futurists through Alexandra Exter, whom he had met while studying at the Kiev Art School. Exter, who visited Paris on a regular basis, had a huge influence on the Ukrainian and Russian avant-garde, promulgating the latest tendencies in European art.

In 1914, the two artists organized in Kiev the exhibition Kol'tso (The Ring), where Bogomazov showed 88 works. Nikolai Kulbin, the famous theoretician and patron of Russian Futurism, wrote on this occasion, "The latest discovery at the Kol'tzo exhibition is above all the work of Bogomazov. He is without any doubt an accomplished, real painter, who has embraced the values of the French school, but works independently."

The main representative of the Ukrainian avant-garde, Bogomazov must also be seen as one of the best representative of Russian Futurism, together with such eminent artists as Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov. Despite its importance in understanding the development of the artistic avant-garde in Russia and Ukraine, Bogomazov's legacy is to a certain extent uncoordinated, and his works are rarely encountered outside the context of museums and exhibitions.

The present work was included in the artist's first posthumous exhibition in the West, which took place in Toulouse in 1991, as well as in the first ever exhibition of the artist's work in Russia, which was organized by the State Russian Museum in 2008.
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ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV

Lot 31: ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV

Auction Date: Nov 30, 2010

Estimate: £150,000 - £200,000

Description: ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV 1880-1930 ABSTRACT COMPOSITION oil on canvas laid down on board 44.5 by 46.5cm., 17 1/2 by 18 1/4 in....

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Landscape with a Lantern

Lot 264: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Landscape with a Lantern

Auction Date: Jun 10, 2010

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Description: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Landscape with a Lantern Oil on canvas, 47.5 by 51 cm.
Aleksandr Bogomazov's Landscape with a Lantern presented here forauction can confidently be attributed to the Finnish period of thisoutstanding representative of the Ukrainian avant-garde. In 1911Bogomazov travelled to Finland where he was impressed by theplasticity and depth of the northern painters, their broad philosophical synthesis and restrained colours. The artist's interest inFrench Impressionism had waned at this point, and he would return to it again only in 1915-16 when he synthesised what hehad absorbed, through the use of bright, almost unrestrainedcolours, under the influence of German Expressionism.
Bogomazov's landscapes of the Finnish period are relatively calmand introspective. Nothing anticipates the madness of his famousStreetcar. But the evident attempt to deconstruct the image beforehim, by actively breaking it down in the German fashion, revealsBogomazov as a profound philospher who analyses his materialin an unhurried and serious way, and carefully considers eachstep in his journey, each stroke of his brush.

The work dates from a very enigmatic and undervalued period ofthe artist, then still unrecognised, and is of great value to understand Bogomazov's place in the history of Ukrainian XX centuryart.
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BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Apple Tree

Lot 231: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Apple Tree

Auction Date: Dec 03, 2009

Estimate: £150,000 - £200,000

Description: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Apple Tree inscribed with authentication by the artist's daughted Ya. Ivanova (Bogomazova) on the reverse Oil on canvas, laid on board, 34 by 40.5 cm.
Provenance: The Rubenstein collection.
Thence by descent.
Private collection, Europe.

Aleksandr Konstantinovich Bogomazov was a painter and graphic artist, the author of works on the theory of painting and chromatics, a remarkable teacher, one of the brightest representatives of cubo-futurism in Russia and without any doubt a major Ukrainian avant-gardist.

He studied for a short time under Fyodor Rerberg in Moscow (1907), and during the years 1902-1905 and 1907-1911 he attended the Kiev Art School, where he got to know Aleksandra Exter, Aristarkh Lentulov and Aleksandr Arkhipenko. In 1908, along with Natalia Goncharova, Mikhail Larionov and Vladimir Baranoff-Rossiné, he took part in the key exhibition Zveno (Link) organised by Nikolay Kulbin and David Burliuk. As early as 1914 he exhibited 88 paintings and drawings at the Koltso (Ring) exhibition in Kiev, of which he was one of the organisers. It was at the same time that Bogomazov completed his famous theoretical work Painting and the Elements.

In his artistic endeavour Bogomazov paid homage to almost all the main stylistic trends of the start of the XX century: one can note realism, symbolism, impressionism, combined with pointillism, and then on to cubo-futurism and right up to abstract. Although Bogomazov's artistic style developed along the same channels as the efforts of many of his contemporaries and under the obvious influence of the Italian Futurists (like other Ukrainian artists, Bogomazov was introduced to their innovatory works by Exter), it is impossible to ignore the unique individuality of this artist's style.

The work presented for the auction is decorative in the very depth of its essence. It is laconic and severe (revealing his enthusiasm for Japanese artists), but unusually expressive, a feature that distinguishes Bogomazov's finest works. There is a frontal nature to the composition and a certain conventionality in the image in which everything is subordinate to a single internal rhythm. The artist uses individual details that are flattened and geometric to build up this picture of life, rather like putting together a puzzle. (One can recall the early landscapes of Aristarkh Lentulov, Bogomazov's fellow-student at the Kiev Art School, which have a certain affinity to this work.) The paler background is composed of a rhythmic combination of coloured blotches against which the monumental silhouette of a tree rears up, with Bogomazov's characteristic painting made up of lilac outlines; bright, saturated green; blue, yellow and violet tones; and his obligatory red-orange accents; in this case they give the landscape an elegant ornamentality, on the one hand, and an artistic and meaningful completeness, on the other.

Later on, Bogomazov moved from monumental static images to the idea of continuous internal movement, and then on to abstract art. Nevertheless, all his works show the artist's characteristic expressive use of colours, his heightened ornamentality and his artistic endeavour.

Despite its importance in understanding the development of artistic avant-garde in Russia and Ukraine, Bogomazov's legacy is to a certain extent uncoordinated and his works are rarely encountered outside museums and exhibitions. This landscape, which in all probability dates to the end of the 1900s and the early 1910s, provides the opportunity for another meeting with a unique artist and the chance to look at and evaluate his output in a new light.

Yulia Rybakova, Expert
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Aleksandr Bogomazov (1880-1930)

Lot 578: Aleksandr Bogomazov (1880-1930)

Auction Date: Oct 12, 2009

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Description: Aleksandr Bogomazov (1880-1930)
Forest
signed with Cyrillic initials and dated '1906. AB' (lower left)
oil on paper
12 x 9 3/8 in. (30.6 x 23.7 cm.)
With signed authentication by V. Bogomazova, the artist's wife, on the reverse. Painted in 1906.
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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- Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov , 1880-1930 abstract composition oil on canvas laid down on board

Lot 14: - Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov , 1880-1930 abstract composition oil on canvas laid down on board

Auction Date: Jun 08, 2009

Estimate: £300,000 - £400,000

Description: oil on canvas laid down on board ...

Location: London, LDN, UK

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Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov , Russian 1880-1930 By the Riverbank oil on canvas

Lot 59: Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov , Russian 1880-1930 By the Riverbank oil on canvas

Auction Date: Apr 15, 2008

Estimate: $400,000 - $600,000

Description: labeled Bogomazov Aleksandr K. 1880-1930 (on the stretcher) and A.K. Bogomazov 1.5 (on the reverse) oil on canvas ...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov , Russian 1880-1930 Landscape with Trees, 1911 oil on canvas

Lot 56: Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov , Russian 1880-1930 Landscape with Trees, 1911 oil on canvas

Auction Date: Apr 15, 2008

Estimate: $300,000 - $400,000

Description: inscribed in Cyrillic and dated 1911 by the artist's daughter (on the reverse); labeled four times, once for export and numbered 3649 (on the stretcher) oil on canvas ...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Portrait of Beba

Lot 123: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Portrait of Beba

Auction Date: Nov 29, 2007

Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000

Description: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Portrait of Beba (Portrait of Yaroslav Skuartovich) signed with initials....

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: MacDougall's

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Bogomazov, Alexander Konstantinovic (1880 Jampol -

Lot 837: Bogomazov, Alexander Konstantinovic (1880 Jampol -

Auction Date: Jun 30, 2007

Estimate: €0 - €0

Description: Bogomazov, Alexander Konstantinovic (1880 Jampol - 1930 Kiev) 3 Bl. Kohle/liniertes Papier. Kubistische Landschaften. Rücks. Landschaft mit Haus bzw. Straße u. Vogel. 1 x r. u. sign. Ränder minim. besch. Je 20,7 x 16,8 cm. Der Maler, Graphiker u. Illustrator Bogomazov studierte zusammen mit Alexander Archipenko an der Kunsthochschule Kiev. Dort gründete er 1914 die Künstlergruppe "Kolco" (Der Ring). (106)...

Location: Leipzig, DE

Auction House: Kunstauktionshaus Leipzig

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Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov (Ukrainian, 1880-1930)

Lot 83: Alexander Konstantinovich Bogomazov (Ukrainian, 1880-1930)

Auction Date: May 31, 2007

Estimate: £200,000 - £300,000

Description: Portrait of an actor reverse of the canvas titled and inscribed in Russian by the artist's daughter Yaroslava Alexandrovna '"Portrait of an actor"/ A painting by A. K. Bogomazov/ Daughter of the artist Ya. A. Ivanikova (Bogomazova)' oil on canvas 57.5 x 57.5 cm. (22 3/4 x 22 3/4 in.) ...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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f - ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV, 1880-1930

Lot 94: f - ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV, 1880-1930

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2006

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Description: THE SHOEMAKER'S SHOP

33 by 31cm., 13 by 12¼in.

oil on canvas laid on board

PROVENANCE

The Collection of D.Gorbachev, Kiev

EXHIBITED

Toulouse, Alexandre Bogomazov: Jampol 1880-Kiev 1930, Musée d'Art Moderne, 21 June - 28 August 1991 (Ill. in Ex. Cat. p33)

NOTE

This work was executed in 1912.

A gifted musician as well as a painter, Alexander Bogomazov believed that rhythm was the basic structural element of the universe, controlling colour, line, word and sound. The artist explores these musical analogies in Shoemaker's Shop where large patches of colour work as major chords, the fence is reminiscent of piano keys and the tree serves as a gigantic treble clef, orchestrating the whole picture.

While at first glance Shoemaker's Shop seems rather still and uneventful, the contrasting planes of colour and intersecting lines create an inner rhythm that brings the scene to life. Stripped of all superfluous detail the picture becomes at once more powerful. In reducing his composition almost to a pictogram, Bogomazov explores the relationship between shape, colour and line and by these relatively limited means is able to create space, movement and narrative.

As he explained in 1914 in the analytical work Art and its Elements, "A picture is the sum total of signs that hide in themselves the aesthetic emotions of the artist."

The reduction of objects to simple geometrical forms as seen in Shoemaker Shop is a definite step towards such renowned works as Tram from 1914 (fig.1) where these forms are juxtaposed against each other, to create vitality and speed.
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BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Still Life with a Pot signed with initials and dated 1915. Oil on canvas laid on board, 44 by 39.5 cm. Authenticity

Lot 19: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Still Life with a Pot signed with initials and dated 1915. Oil on canvas laid on board, 44 by 39.5 cm. Authenticity

Auction Date: Nov 27, 2006

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Description: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Still Life with a Pot signed with initials and dated 1915. Oil on canvas laid on board, 44 by 39.5 cm. Authenticity certificates from Dr. Dmitry Horbachev. Authenticity certificate from the State Tretyakov Gallery, expert T. Zelukina. This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue Ukrainian Avant-Garde in Private Collections, being prepared by Dr. Dmitry Horbachev....

Location: London, LDN, UK

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BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Portrait of Beba (Portrait of Yaroslav Skuartovich) signed with initials. Oil, mixed media on paper, 36 by 45 cm.

Lot 21: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Portrait of Beba (Portrait of Yaroslav Skuartovich) signed with initials. Oil, mixed media on paper, 36 by 45 cm.

Auction Date: Nov 27, 2006

Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000

Description: BOGOMAZOV, ALEKSANDR 1880-1930 Portrait of Beba (Portrait of Yaroslav Skuartovich) signed with initials. Oil, mixed media on paper, 36 by 45 cm. Provenance: Purchased by the owner from the family of the artist. Authenticity certificate from the Tretyakov Gallery, experts M. Valyaeva. Authenticity certificate from Dr. Dmitry Horbachev....

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: MacDougall's

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f - ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV, 1880-1930

Lot 156: f - ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV, 1880-1930

Auction Date: Dec 01, 2005

Estimate: £220,000 - £280,000

Description: f - ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV, 1880-1930

ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE (NAGORNY KARABAKH)

60 by 64cm., 23 1/2 by 25in.

oil on canvas

PROVENANCE

Sotheby's, London, Russian 20th Century art and Avant-Garde Art, 23rd May 1990, Lot 222;
The Collection of Barry Friedman, New York until 2003;
Fondation Yosano, Liechtenstein

EXHIBITED

London, Fischer Fine Art Limited, Tatlin's Dream: Russian Suprematist and Constructivist Art 1910-1923, November 1973-January 1974, No.7;
London, Annely Juda Fine Art, The Non-Objective World 1914-1939, 28June -30 September 1978, No.17;

LITERATURE

Exhibition catalogue, Alexandre Bogomazov: Jampol, 1880 - Kiev, 1930, Toulouse, Musée d'art moderne: Arpap, 1991, illustrated p.44
Ukrainskii avangard 1910-1930, Kiev, 1996, illustrated plate 79:

NOTE

This work is believed to have been executed circa 1915.

"Art is the perfect rhythm of the elements of which it is composed."
(Aleksandr Bogomazov, Zivopis' I elementy, August 1914)

Aleksandr Kontantinovich Bogomazov is an important exponent of Soviet and Ukrainian modern art. He was born in Yampol in the Kharkov region in 1880 and studied at the School of Painting in Kiev. From 1906 he lived in Moscow, where his visits to the studios of Rerburg and Konstantin Yuon had a decisive influence on his use of colour. During this same period he came into contact with the work of French artists and was particularly impressed by Gauguin and a posthumous retrospective of Borisov Moussatov (1870-1905), a major figure of Russian symbolist art.
From 1910 he was one of the main Avant-garde artists in Kiev and actively participated in the new revolutionary educational and artistic organisations. In 1912 his Futurist orientation was strongly influenced by Alexandra Exter and her entourage, including the Burliuk brothers.
Bogomazov's work reached a first level of maturity in 1914 and with the support of Exter he organised the "Kol'co" exhibition in which several young modernist painters took part. Following this exhibition Bogomazov wrote the theatrical treatise Painting and its elements, a Russian text that constitutes one of the major references for the new Futurist art.
Between 1915 and 1917 his imagination was particularly stimulated by the mountainous landscapes of the Caucasus region. From 1918 he was part of the teams that covered Kiev with Futurist works and participated in the famous propaganda train.
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ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV, 1880-1930 FOREST IN SUNLIGHT

Lot 144: ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV, 1880-1930 FOREST IN SUNLIGHT

Auction Date: May 19, 2005

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Description: signed with initials in Cyrillic l.l. and dated 1906

oil on paper

PROVENANCE

Collection of Rubenstein, Moscow
Collection of Alexander Polanski

CATALOGUE NOTE

Bears note of attribution by the artist's wife on reverse
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Location: London, LDN, UK

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ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV RUSSIAN, 1880-1930 PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN

Lot 83: ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV RUSSIAN, 1880-1930 PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN

Auction Date: Apr 21, 2005

Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000

Description: indistinctly signed with initials (lower right)

oil on canvas

PROVENANCE

Family of the artist
CATALOGUE NOTE

Malevich's The Black Square Against the White Background appeared in Alexander Bogomazov's 1914 treatise On Painting and Its Elements as "the most perfect form." During this time, the Ukrainian avant-garde was at the forefront of artistic innovation. A Professor at the Kiev Art School, Alexander Bogomazov sought to develop his own system of painting which explored the dynamic relationship of color and space. Bogomazov wanted to "liberate the painterly elements from the restraints of traditional painting...which block and obscure the painterly meaning of the picture."

In 1908 Bogomazov participated in Zveno (the Ring), the first Ukrainian avant-garde exhibition in Kiev, with fellow Ukrainian artists Alexandra Exter and David Burliuk. In 1914 he and Alexandra Exter organized a sprawling exhibition of Ukrainian art, to which Bogomazov contributed 88 pictures. Bogomazov clearly embraced the stylistic devices of Futurism and later Cubo-Futurism. Slicing vibrating arcs and dynamic diagonals combined with vibrant color pervades much of his oeuvre. Similarly stimulating was the visual dominance of Ukrainian folk art, greatly contributing to the artist's unique voice and individual style.

This powerful portrait, possibly a portrait of the artist's wife Wanda Monastirskaya-Bogomazova, is an outstanding example of Bogomazov's most daring work (fig. 1). In the present lot Bogomazov incorporates a number of instrumental concepts, including the notion of flatness (ploscost'). The artist spoke of his vision in 1913: "...forms are full of tension, the lines are assertive. They fall and splinter, they sing and gambol. This dynamism is accentuated by a pulsating rhythm..."

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's Futurist ideology, disseminated originally in 1909 and consequently during his visit to Russia in January 1914, played an important role in the Russian avant-garde's interpretation of dynamism and mechanical movement. Boccioni's 1912 Futurist Painting and Sculpture, for example, would have certainly appealed to Bogomazov in its focus on the complementarity of color, its synthesis of form and space, and its daring dynamic tensions; elements which are so prevalent in Bogomazov's work at this time (fig. 2).
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f - ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV, 1880-1930

Lot 249: f - ALEXANDER KONSTANTINOVICH BOGOMAZOV, 1880-1930

Auction Date: May 26, 2004

Estimate: £80,000 - £100,000

Description: apparently unsigned; bears authentification in Russian by V.Bogomazova on the reverse

oil on canvas laid on board
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Location: London, LDN, UK

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* MORE ALEXANDER BOGOMASOW Jampol 1880 - 1930 Kiew Abstract landscape 1913/1915 Oil on canvas 60.8 x 64.6 cm, framed. - back on the keilrahmen with gallery and exhibition stickers by Fischer Fine kind, London and Annely Juda Fine kind, London. - in

Lot 550: * MORE ALEXANDER BOGOMASOW Jampol 1880 - 1930 Kiew Abstract landscape 1913/1915 Oil on canvas 60.8 x 64.6 cm, framed. - back on the keilrahmen with gallery and exhibition stickers by Fischer Fine kind, London and Annely Juda Fine kind, London. - in

Auction Date: May 29, 2003

Estimate: €40,000 - €50,000

Description: * MORE ALEXANDER BOGOMASOW Jampol 1880 - 1930 Kiew Abstract landscape 1913/1915 Oil on canvas 60.8 x 64.6 cm, framed. - back on the keilrahmen with gallery and exhibition stickers by Fischer Fine kind, London and Annely Juda Fine kind, London. - in the boundary region partially with easy Craquele. Provenance: Fischer Fine kind, London; Annely Juda Fine kind, London; Collection Ruth and Marvin Sackner, Florida; Barry Friedman, New York Exhibition: London 1973/1974 (Fischer Fine kind), Tatlin's Dream, Russian Suprematist and Constructivist kind 1910- 1923, Kat. NR. 7, with fig.; London 1978 (Annely Juda Fine kind), The Non Objective World, Twenty Five Years 1914-1939, Kat. NR. 17, with fig.; Miami 1983 (Lowe kind museum , The Russian Avant guard from the Collection OF Ruth and Marvin Sackner, The American Abstract Artists from the Collection OF Patricia and Phillip frost, Kat. NR. 3, with fig.; Toulouse 1991 ( Musee d'Art modern trend, Refectoire of the Jacobins), Alexandre Bogomazov, Jampol 1880-Kiev 1930, Farbabb. P. 44 Outside of Russia works were shown by Alexander Bogomazow the first time in the Londoner exhibition "Tatlin's Dream", the first single exhibition followed 1991 in Toulouse. In both exhibitions the "abstract landscape" offered here was represented. Bogomazows work is subject to different influences between Impressionismus and Kubo Futurismus, its artistic language is various.In Kiew it studied 1902 to 1905 together with Alexandra Exter, Lentulow, Archipenko and other one at the academy of art and locked after different journeys, approximately to Finland, 1911. Training activity followed and the publication in the twenties, of the art-theoretical treatise "the painting only recognized in its meaning and their bases" as in addition, together with Exter the organization of the Agit prop. ship "Puschkin" and one of the courses of the Red Army undertaken. By Alexandra Exter it argued with the Italian Futurismus and sought even rhythmic forces as ' pure ' painting to convert. 1910 took place besides two large exhibitions with futuristic and fauvistischen works of Balla, Braque, Vlaminck, Van Dongen, Gleizes, Jawlensky, Kandinsky and others in Kiew, which were likewise taken up by Bogomazow and did not leave it unbeeindruckt. For it motives became characteristic like futuristic courses, urban scenes and Caucasian landscapes. The complete fragmentation of individual picture elements leads in available work to the abstraction of the view of landscape. As if light in individual crystals of a snow landscape to break, are to each other added the individual small colour fields. Front -, central and background correspond to the classically academic screen layout of a motive for landscape, whereby the sides given in larger Kompartimenten, which limits image space and which leads view - associations to a glacier are obvious. The individual colour fields let the eye jump, whereby picture dynamics produced and the article is rhythmisiert. Andrei Nakov according to, which kuratierte the Toulouser exhibition, ranks the available among Bogomazows most important works....

Location: Köln, DE

Auction House: Kunsthaus Lempertz KG

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