Yuri Dyshlenko - The John L. Stewart Collection of Russian Contemporary Art London Friday, October 12, 2007 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    New York, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Yuri Dyshlenko, July, 1988

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The monumental series Reliability (or Authenticity) (1977-1982), consisting of 24 large acrylics, ecompassed the entire spectrum of methods of visual pressure on modern man. Reliability was made up of five cycles ‘Periodicals’, ‘Television’, ‘Advertising and Posters’, ‘Museum Reproductions’ and ‘Journalism Photography’. A monumental encyclopedia of the visual violence that bombards every person on the street, in his apartment or office, was born in the tiny Leningrad mansard. Only now, when the violence has become everyday reality can we appreciate the prophetic nature of Dyshlenko’s work. (…) Dyshlenko was recognized by a narrow but influential circle of New York galleries. In 1990 he moved to the United States permanently, working almost to the end very intensely, almost unceasingly. He was stopped by only illness and death. These works are not known at all to the Russian audience. Nevertheless judging by the slides, seeing them could become a first-rank event in the artistic life of contemporary Russia.” (V. Krivulin, Yuri Dyshlenko: Abstraction, Modernity, and the Mass Media – Reformulating Modern Culture, Duke University Museum of Art, 1998)


Success, Grand Prix (The Authenticity Series)

1978 -1985
Acrylic on canvas.
47 1/2 x 32 in. (120.7 x 81.3 cm).
Signed, titled and dated “Yuri Dyshlenko Authenticity Success [in Cyrillic] Grand Prix [in English] 1978-1985" on the reverse.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £7,200

The John L. Stewart Collection of Russian Contemporary Art

13 October 2007, 6pm