MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions 1 December 2011

1 December 2011

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Brass Foundry

* 339. KOMAR and MELAMID (B.1943 and B. 1945)

Brass Foundry, signed and dated 1988.

Oil on canvas, laid on board, 63 by 168.5 cm.
30,000-40,000 GBP

Provenance: Private collection, USA.

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

Exhibited: C.A.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Jersey City, USA, 1987. Komar & Melamid, Bergen Point Brass Foundry, Bayonne; Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, March-April, 1989.

Related literature: For similar works, see Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, (Non)conform: Russian and Soviet Art 1958-1995, 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, No. 55, p. 188, illustrated.

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