MacDougall Auctions 12-18 June 2008

12 June 2008

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Mythological Creatures: Rape of Europe

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

Mythological Creatures: Rape of Europe from the series Portraits to Order c. 1984.

Oil on canvas, 152.5 by 172.5 cm.

Provenance: Private collection, USA.

Authenticity letter from the artists.

Exhibited: C.A.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Jersey City, USA, 1987.

Related Literature: Peter-und-Irene-Ludwig-Stiftung, (Non)conform: Russian and Soviet Art 1958 - 1995, Prestel, Berlin, 2007, pp. 85, 100, 270-272.
Dodge T., Norton and Rosenfeld, A., From Gulag to Glasnost: Non-conformist Art from the Soviet Union: The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection, Thames and Hudson in association with the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 1995, pp. 15, 56, 89-93, 323-330.
Ratcliff, C., Komar and Melamid, Abbeville Press, 1988, New York, No. 55, p. 188, illustrated.

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