Escape Artists – The Non-Conformists Online

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34-35 New Bond Street, W1A 2AA, London, UK
Open: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


Escape Artists – The Non-Conformists Online


Escape Artists – The Non-Conformists Online
Auction: Wed 15 Sep - Tue 21 Sep 2021
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


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.


Oleg Tselkov

Vase with Pears

Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000

For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+44 207 293 5000

For sale enquiries please contact:

Reto Barmettler


Head of Department, London

Russian Pictures

+44 20 7293 5673



Ieva Mikutaviciute

Senior Cataloguer

Russian Pictures

+44 207 293 5677



Sofia Gurevich


Russian Pictures

+44 207 293 5565


Wladimir Witkowsky


Russian Art

+1 212 606 7150


Katja Alekseeva


Russian Pictures

+44 207 293 5370


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