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Lot 27: * VOLKOV, ALEKSANDR (1886-1957) Uzbek Children in a Yurt

Est: £180,000 GBP - £250,000 GBP
MacDougall'sJune 04, 2014London, United Kingdom

Item Overview

Description

* VOLKOV, ALEKSANDR (1886-1957)
Uzbek Children in a Yurt
, signed, further with a study of a classical bust on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 33.5 by 52.5 cm (image size).

Executed c. 1928-1929.

Provenance: Collection of Iosif Ezrakh, Leningrad.
Private collection, UK.

Exhibited: A Time to Gather... Russian Art from Foreign Private Collections, The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, 14 February-12 May 2008.

Literature:Paintings from Private Collections, 18th to 20th Century, Leningrad/St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Aurora, 1993, p. 203, No. 262, illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, A Time to Gather... Russian Art from Foreign Private Collections, St Petersburg, Palace Editions, 2007, p. 243, pl. 177, illustrated.

Aleksandr Volkov is one of the most outstanding representatives of the "Eastern avant-garde". His Uzbek images have entered art history for their bold application of Cubism, Futurism and Suprematism to traditional ethnic genre scenes.

Uzbek Children in a Yurt represents a new phase in the artist's development - the exploration of figurative art. Volkov's works from this period are celebrated for their saturated colour, and their stylistic interpretation which combines the traditions of folk primitivism with eastern religious motifs, such as Sufism.

Auction Details

Russian Art, Russian Works of Art, Icons & Faberge

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MacDougall's
June 04, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

30A Charles II Street, London, LDN, SW1Y 4AE, UK