Flowers with a Newspaper, signed with a monogram and dated 1971, also further titled in Cyrillic, numbered "N 483" and dated on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 80.5 by 100.5 cm.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by Sizinio Pontes Nogueira, the Ambassador of Brazil to the USSR, 1971–1976, in Moscow. ?Thence by descent. Acquired from the sons of the above by the present owner. ?Private collection, Brazil.
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the artist.
Exhibited:Severity of Style, MacDougall’s, London, 1–14 May 2015.
The work will be included in the forthcoming Oscar Rabin catalogue raisonné being prepared by A&C Projects, Michèle and Marc Ivasilevitch.