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  • Provenance

    Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki

  • Catalogue Essay

    Afrika (Sergei Bugaev) was born in 1966 in Novorossiysk on the coast of the Black Sea. He moved to St. Petersburg in the 1980s, where after he shortly adopted the artistic name “Afrika.” He works mainly in performance and installation art and currently lives and works in St Petersburg, Miami and New York. Bugaev’s work has long dealt with the underlying psychic disturbances of the new Russia, treating its politics as psychopathology and its psychopathology as politics.

197

Untitled

1995
Embroidery on silk.
111 x 114 cm. (43 3/4 x 44 7/8 in).
Signed and dated ‘Sergei Bugaev Africa 1995’ in Russian along the bottom edge.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £22,100

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm
London