5 June 2013 Russian Art Auctions

5 Jun 2013

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Worshipping the Ass.

* 321. SVESHNIKOV, BORIS (1927-1998)

Worshipping the Ass.

Oil on canvas, 83 by 108 cm.
40,000–60,000 GBP


Executed in the early 1950s.

Provenance: Collection of Galina Polyakova, wife of the artist Borukh Shteinberg.
Private collection, Europe.

Exhibited: Drugoe iskusstvo. Moscow 1956–76, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, 1990–1991.
Boris Petrovich Sveshnikov, Gallery New Hermitage, Moscow, 10 July–17 August 2007.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, Drugoe iskusstvo. Moscow 1956–76, Moscow, Interbuk, 1991, p. 156, listed.
Exhibition catalogue, Boris Petrovich Sveshnikov, Moscow, Gallery New Hermitage, 2007, p. 41, listed.
For further information on this work, see V. Dudakov, Boris Sveshnikov. Svobodnyi v mire nesvobodnykh, Moscow, Galart, 2009, p. 10.


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