Vitaly Dlugy - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Sunday, June 29, 2008 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Lehman College Art Gallery, City University of New York, Before “Neo” and after ”Post”, November 8 – December 20, 1994; Washington, D.C., National Jewish Museum, Here and There, Then and Now: Contemporary Artists from the Former Soviet Union, 1996; New York, Museum of the Yeshiva University, Remembrance: Russian Post-Modern Nostalgia, September 10, 2003 – February 2, 2004

  • Literature

    Alexandre Gertsman, Ed. Before “Neo” and after ”Post”. New York: 1994, Lehman College Art Gallery, p. 4 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Vitaly Dlugy transforms reality into a symbol of philosophic existence, a totem. His totemic system of the world is hierarchic, ranging from the earthy-practical to the celestial-absolute. In his works, each object is transformed into a certain sign: its totemic reflection that carries a memory of the object and of its spiritual essence. Each object in Dlugy’s paintings carries an energy charge that moves the viewer to a spiritual analysis.            Dlugy’s artistic contemplations are very textural, and the texture of his works underscores both the expressiveness of movement and the visuality and corporeality of the artist’s objects. In this, one could trace traditions of Dubuffet, even if there is a Pop Art illustrativeness interpreted by the artist as philosophical contemplation.” (Alexandre Gertsman)



Triptych: acrylic on canvas.
182.9 x 182.9 cm. (72 x 72 in) each.
Signed and dated 'V. Dlugy 81' lower right of panel three.  Each signed, titled and dated 'V. Dlugy Shevrony 81' and numbered consecutively '1', '2', and '3' on the reverse.   

£30,000 - 40,000 ‡♠

Contemporary Art Day Sale

30 June 2008, 10am & 2pm