8 June 2016 Russian Art and Photography Auctions

8 Jun 2016

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Strange Dancer

123. RODCHENKO, ALEXANDER (1891-1956)

Strange Dancer, signed and dated 1913, also further signed, titled in Cyrillic and dated on the label on the backing cardboard.

Pencil, ink and tempera, heightened with silver and gold, on paper, laid on paper, 44.5 by 35.5 cm (image size).
20,000-25,000 GBP


Provenance: Collection of the lawyer Nikolai Andreev, Kazan, from 1913 until the 1960s.
Ballet and Theatre Material, Sotheby’s London, 13 March 1980, lot 43.
Russian Art. Paintings Part II, Sotheby’s London, 30 November 2010, lot 173.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by Varvara Rodchenko, the artist’s daughter (inscription on the label on the backing cardboard).
Authenticity has also been confirmed by Alexander Lavrentiev, the artist’s grandson.

Exhibited: Possibly, 3-ya Periodicheskaya vystavka kartin, School of Art, Kazan, November–December 1913.
Alexander Rodchenko, The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, February–March 1979.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, D. Elliott (ed.), Alexander Rodchenko, Oxford, The Museum of Modern Art, 1979, No. 2.


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.