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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    Moscow, State Tretyakov Gallery, Ivan Chuikov: Works from 1966-1997, 1998; Leverkusen, Kulturabeilug Bayer AG, Ivan Chuikov, 1999; Muelheim, Kunst Museum Alte Poste, Ivan Chuikov, 2003; New York, Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Art, Russian Art: 1980 – 2005, October 15 – November 15, 2006; New York, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, 2007 Annual Tretyakov Ball, November 8, 2007

  • Catalogue Essay

    In his TV series, Chuikov creates a conflict between the pictorial fiction - and the brutality of the reality, i.e. plastic TV box, that “frames” the painting, the “pictorial.” He uses eclectic method of artistic expression to deliver his ideas. His work, at first glance, look like amorphous mixture of the method, semantics, subject and image. He offers the pictorial not as characteristic illusion, but as unrefined, anti-illusory, non-transparent film, using the combination of different styles, or rather of different techniques: graphic, pictorial, drafting, and of a poster.

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T.V. 4

1994
Enamel on masonite.
70 7/8 x 50 3/4 in. (180 x 128.9 cm).
Signed, titled and dated “T.V. 4 ’94 Ivan Chuikov” on the reverse.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £31,200

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm
London