MacDougall Auctions 29-30 November 2007

29 Nov 2007

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Yalta Conference: Judgement of Paris

*§ 346. KOMAR and MELAMID B. 1943 and B. 1945

Yalta Conference: Judgement of Paris four panels, each signed on the reverse.

Oil, tempera on canvas, 152 by 31 cm., 152 by 92cm., 152 by 54 cm. and 152 by 123 cm. respectively.
100,000-200,000 Pounds


Provenance: Ludwig Museum, Vienna, Austria.
Private Collection, USA.

Exhibited: Ludwig Museum, Vienna, Austria. Artists of the Russian Underground, London, October 2007.



Literature: C. Ratcliffe, Komar and Melamid, Abbeville Press, New York, USA, 1989 page 166, illustrated. Pam Spritzer, Board 6/On East Side, a New Yalta Conference, in New York, Observer 4, N 8, Feb 26, 1990.

Socialist Realism From Stalin to Sots. Artforum 32, N 2, October 1993. D. Lowenstein, Renegades and Emigres, in Downtown Resident, October 1993. See printed catalogue for full details.


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