3 June 2015 Russian Art Auctions

3 Jun 2015

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Grandmother's Tales

§ 154. RABIN, OSCAR (B. 1928)

Grandmother's Tales, signed and titled in Cyrillic on the reverse.

Oil on canvas, 87.5 by 64 cm.
7,000-9,000 GBP


The present lot is one of the early experimental works by the artist, created for the 1957 World Festival of Youth and Students, Moscow. The painting is based on one of the drawings by the seven year old Rabin's daughter, Ekaterina.

Provenance: A gift from the artist to Giuseppe De Santis, a famous Italian film director, 1960s, Moscow.
Thence by descent.
Collection of the widow of the above, Italy.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by the artist.

The work will be included in the forthcoming Oscar Rabin catalogue raisonné being prepared by A&C Projects, Michèle and Marc Ivasilevitch.


Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.