Natalya Nesterova - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

     Aachen, Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst, Natalya Nesterova: Reflections of Time Past, 13 October – 21 November, 2004; Moscow, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Natalya Nesterova: Paintings, 1970s-2004, 18 January – 20 February, 2005; St. Petersburg, The State Russian Museum, Natalya Nesterova, 3 March – 2 April, 2005 LITERATURE  

  • Literature

     Alexandre Gertsman, ed., Natalya Nesterova: Reflections of Time Past, St. Petersburg, 2004, p. 39 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Natalya Nesterova is an extraordinary and worthy representative of a phenomenon of Russian artistic life of the 20th century; a time when women were among those who defined the movement of time in art. Nesterova has created her own enormous world and has found her own angle of vision in the reality that surrounds us. As an artist, she sees this world in a way that we cannot. Natalya Nesterova possesses a truly stunning artistic talent: for the most part she paints with ‘earthy colors,’ coming from the earth. She feels the very ‘soil’ of those phenomena of which she speaks. The texture of her paintings is utterly explosive; it makes us shudder, wondering how this small, fragile woman can have such strength, power and emotional energy. She is a major planet… I. Antonova, The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Natalya Nesterova: Reflections of Time Past, St. Petersburg, 2004, p.161


Mask (I Love You)

Oil on canvas in nine parts
Each: 70 x 50 cm. (27 1/2 x 19 5/8 in); Overall: 210 x 250 cm. (82 5/8 x 98 3/8 in).
In variation: Signed, titled, numbered and dated ‘N. Nestrova Mask [in Cyrillic]’ on the reverse.

£40,000 - 60,000 ‡♠

Sold for £48,500

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm