Vladimir Igorevich Yakovlev (Russian, 1934-1998) Composition with a red flower unframed

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Lot 76
Vladimir Igorevich Yakovlev
(Russian, 1934-1998)
Composition with a red flower unframed

Sold for £ 3,812 (US$ 5,014) inc. premium
Vladimir Igorevich Yakovlev (Russian, 1934-1998)
Composition with a red flower
signed in Cyrillic and dated '95' (verso)
oil on canvas
43.5 x 38cm (17 1/8 x 14 15/16in).
unframed

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Collection of Larisa Piatnitskaya (1940-2014), acquired directly from the artist in 1996
    Thence by descent


    In 1995, together with Eric Bagdasarian, Larisa Pianitskaya arranged for Yakovlev's temporary leave from a mental institution to which the artist had been committed for over 10 years. After a short stay at Piatnitskaya's place, the artist found new home in a flat rented for him and stocked with a generous supply of oils and canvases by Bagdasarian. This short, yet important period for Yakovlev left a deeply personal body of work which the offered five lots (73-77) represent. A reflection on Yakovlev's iconic subjects, - a still life (lot 75), a flower (lot 76), a flying bird (lots 74 and 77), and a portrait of a friend (lot 73), - these works convey a notion of solitude and fragile nature of a human being which is the central theme of Yakovlev's life and work.
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