Gregori Maiofis - Photographs New York Monday, April 4, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica

  • Literature

    Nazraeli Press, Maiofis: Proverbs, p. 22

  • Catalogue Essay

    Russian photographer Gregori Maiofis’ photographs transport the viewer to a delightfully surreal world. Populated by ballerinas, bears, lions, elephants, actors, dogs and monkeys, his images evoke scenes from an unfamiliar fairytale. Maiofis studied print making and graphic arts, and it’s perhaps this background that drew him to the more historically based bromoil printing process, which with its complex technique, gives the artist a distinct control over color, tone, and texture, producing images of distinctive depth and beauty.


Lenin's Science Makes Hands and Mind Stronger

Bromoil transfer print, printed later.
35 x 32 in. (88.9 x 81.3 cm)
Signed, titled in Russian, dated, numbered 3/15 in pencil in the margin and on the verso.

$10,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $11,250

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New York Auction 4 April 2016