LondonEscape Artists – The Non-Conformists Online
Escape Artists – The Non-Conformists Online is our dedicated online sale of unofficial Soviet art from the post-war era, the so-called non-conformists or second avant-garde. These artists were a loosely affiliated group of disparate artistic communities, who sought to escape the ideological confines of Soviet visual culture, existing on its fringes if not in direct opposition to it.
First held in 2018, this sale brings together works by the most celebrated non-conformist artists, such as the Lianozovo group members Oskar Rabin, Lydia Masterkova and Vladimir Nemukhin; those associated with the Sretensky Boulevard group, which include Erik Bulatov, Ilya Kabakov, Viktor Pivovarov, Vladimir Yankilevsky, Oleg Vassiliev and Ivan Chuikov (for whom Sotheby’s established a new auction record in June 2021); as well as the Sots Art pioneers Komar and Melamid, Alexander Kosolapov and Leonid Sokov.
We are now accepting consignments until the end of August.
Vase with Pears
Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000
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