Russian Art + NFT Auction

10 June 2021

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Bergen Point Brass Foundry

*§ 172. KOMAR, VITALY and MELAMID, ALEXANDER (B. 1943 and B. 1945)

Bergen Point Brass Foundry, signed and dated 1988.

Oil on canvas, laid on panel, 63 by 168.5 cm.
25,000–35,000 GBP

Provenance: Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York.
Private collection, USA.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by V. Komar.

Exhibited: Komar & Melamid, Bergen Point Brass Foundry, Bayonne, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, 31 March–29 April, 1989.

Related literature: For similar works, see Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, (Non)conform: Russian and Soviet Artists. The Ludwig Collection. 1962–1992, Berlin, Prestel, 2007, pp. 85, 100 and 270–272.
N. Dodge and A. Rosenfeld (eds.), From Gulag to Glasnost: Non-Conformist Art from the Soviet Union. The Norton Dodge Collection, New York, Thames and Hudson (in association with the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum), 1995, pp. 15, 56, 89–93 and 323–330.
C. Ratcliff, Komar and Melamid, New York, Abbeville Press, 1988, p. 188, No. 55, illustrated.

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