15 June 2007
Carnival signed and dated 1998 and inscribed "2/8".
Bronze, height 54 cm.
Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner.
Private collection, USA.
Exhibited: Museum of Contemporary Russian Art on the Hudson, New York, USA, 1997.
Russian clowns were ever-present at the festivities of Old Russia. Their songs and clowning always bore a touch of political protest and cynicism. “It was these hilarious, crazy festivities that triggered my Carnival series” wrote M. Chemiakin.
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