Catalogue: Important Russian Art Auction

15 October 2020

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


* 202. PURYGIN, LEONID (1951–1995)

Stalin, signed and numbered "N19928", also further signed on the reverse.

Oil on canvas, 132 by 99 cm.
40,000–60,000 GBP

Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.
Important private collection, USA.

Exhibited: Forbidden Art: The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde, itinerant: Pasadena (Art Center College of Design, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery), Oxford OH (University Art Museum), St. Petersburg (The State Russian Museum), Moscow (The State Tretiakov Gallery), Chestnut Hill (McMullen Museum of Art. Boston College), Greenwich CT (Bruce Museum of Art and Science), Gainesvill FL (Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art), Lamarie WY (Art Museum, University of Wyoming), St. Peter MN (Hillstrom Museum of Art. Gustavus Adolphus college), 1998–2008.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Forbidden Art. The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde Artists, Distributed Art Publishers, New York, 1998, p. 67, illustrated.

The present lot as illustrated in the Exhibition catalogue


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