3 June 2015
Butterfly, signed with a monogram and dated 1966.
Oil on canvas, 99.5 by 75 cm.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by James Ealum, an American diplomat, Moscow.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Important private collection, UK.
Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by Maria Plavinskaya, the artist's widow.
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.