25 November 2019
Butterfly, signed with a monogram and dated 1966.
Oil on canvas, 99.5 by 75 cm.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by James Ealum (B. 1930), a US diplomat, in Moscow.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Important private collection, UK.
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by Maria Plavinskaia, the artist’s widow.
Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.