MacDougall Auctions 12-18 June 2008

12 June 2008

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

History of the USSR

* 430. KOMAR and MELAMID B. 1943 and B. 1945

History of the USSR some with Komar and Melamid studio stamp on reverse c. 1975.

Tempera and oil on canvas, 58 panels, each 80 by 30 cm.

Provenance: Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York.

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Goldberger, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1986–2006.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Private collection, USA.

Exhibited: Flat Exhibition, Komar & Melamid, Moscow, Leninsky Prospect, 1975.
Colour is the Mighty Pow, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, 1976. Israel Museum, Jerusalem, public collection.
The History of the USSR, MacDougall's, London, April-May 2008.

Literature: Melvyn Nathanson, Komar/Melamid, Two Soviet Dissident Artists, Southern Illinois press, 1979, p. 32–34.
Ratcliff, , Komar and Melamid, Abbeville Press, New York, 1988, No. 55, p. 81, illustrated.

History of the USSR
History of the USSR
History of the USSR

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