Ilya Kabakov - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sprovieri Progetti, London (acquired directly from the artist)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Dortmund, Museum Ostwall; Tampere, Sara Hildén Art Museum; Malaga, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo; Salzburg, Museum der Moderne, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Under The Snow, 21 October 2007 - 15 February 2009, no. 11, pp. 33 and 90 (illustrated, p. 33)
    Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Under the Snow, 12 June - 6 September 2009, no. 11, pp. 43 and 149 (illustrated, p. 43)
    London, Sprovieri Gallery, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Under The Snow, 17 November 2009 - 16 January 2010

  • Literature

    Renate Petzinger and Emilia Kabakov, eds., Ilya Kabakov, Paintings / Gemälde 1957-2008, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, Bielefeld, 2008, no. 511, p. 248 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    'Under the Snow’s concept is based on the idea of the depiction of a soft, bright, white medium, with fragments of real or not real, but in any case recognizable, reality breaking through it. The effect resembles what we see looking out of an airplane window when the earth is visible through the breaking cloud cover. But the very same earth directly underfoot can appear the exact same way, when it is visible between heaps of snow during a thaw'. - Ilya & Emilia Kabakov


Painting No. 11 (from the series Under the Snow)

signed, titled, numbered and dated 'I Kabakov „Under the Snow" [in Cyrillic] N 11 2005' on the overlap
oil on canvas, in artist's frame
163 x 252 cm (64 1/8 x 99 1/4 in.)
Painted in 2005.

£100,000 - 150,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 October 2019