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  • Provenance

    Fine Art Gallery, Moscow

  • Exhibited

    Moscow, Fine Art Gallery, Summer Holidays, 9 July - 25 August, 2003

  • Literature

    A. Obukhova, ed., Vladimir Dubossarsky; Alexander Vinogradov: Work 1994–2008, Moscow, 2009, p. 200, pl. 169 (illustrated in colour)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov began collaborating in 1994, the same year as their first solo exhibition in Moscow. Mixing their highly academic painting skills with the peculiarities and blurred realties gained from growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Dubossarsky and Vinogradov developed their own signature style: largescale paintings of pop-culture fantasy worlds referencing the kitsch state-sanctioned Soviet style, Socialist Realism. The painters also play games with scale, creating new perspectives and narratives on utopian worlds. Trained as classical painters, the duo compose sunlit landscapes and perfectly shadowed still-lifes with thick, fluid brushstrokes.
     
    “They were the only artists of the nineties’ generation whose sphere of creative interest was not about some sort of phantom mega-idea such as Revolution, Academicism, Transparency and so on, but predominantly and specifically about art. And this provides us with yet another reason to dub them ‘the artists of a generation’.”
     
    (V. Misiano, ‘Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov: “The artists of a generation”’, Vladimir Dubossarsky, Alexander Vinogradov. Works 1994 – 2008, Moscow, 2009, p. 6)

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Lemons

2003
Oil on canvas.
145 x 195 cm (57 x 76 1/2 in).
Signed in Cyrillic and dated 'Dubossarsky Vinogradov 2003' lower right; titled in Cyrillic 'Lemons' on the reverse.

Estimate
£30,000 - 50,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £37,250

BRIC

14 - 15 April 2011
London