21 May 2016 Photography Auctions

21 May 2016

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

A Collection of Photographs


A Collection of Photographs, five works.

Each gelatin silver print, the largest measuring 57 by 38 cm and the smallest 30 by 39.
1,000-1,500 GBP

Photographed and printed c. 1960s.

Provenance: Private collection, Europe.

Nikolai Beletsky (active c. 1960s–1970s) was a member of the photo club Novator, founded by Alexander Khlebnikov in 1961. The 1960s was the time, when photo cameras and printers became more widely available in the USSR and interest in photography was at its peak. Novator brought up a number of talented amateur and professional photographers, among whom was Beletsky. Such well-known Soviet photography figures as Boris Ignatovich, Alexander Grinberg and Sergei Ivanov-Alliluev gave lectures there. The club’s exhibitions were traveling around the country with continuous popularity. Its members’ works were published in all the prominent periodicals – Komsomolskaya Pravda, Izvestia, Moskovsky Komsomolets.

A Collection of Photographs
A Collection of Photographs
A Collection of Photographs

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