• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 564

    Sergei Chekhonin (1878-1936)

    Harlequin in red and blue

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    Sergei Chekhonin (1878-1936)
    Harlequin in red and blue
    signed in Cyrillic 'Sergei Chekhonin' (lower left)
    pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper
    16¾ x 12 in. (42.5 x 30.5 in.)

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    In an article on Chekhonin's late oeuvre, Lidia Andreeva commented on the originality of his designs for theatrical productions in the late 1920s and early 1930s: 'During that time, his theatre costumes were like a patchwork of gussets of Suprematist canvases, randomly cut out. A new, decorative form was constructed from triangular, square and sometimes oval-shaped forms.' (L. Andreeva, 'On the late creative period of S. Chekhonin', Soviet Decorative Art-76, Moscow, 1978, p. 230)

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    Exhibition catalogue, 100 Masterpieces, Russian Graphic Art 1790-1920, Galerie de la Scala, London, 1999, illustrated p. 53, no. 102.


    Paris, Galerie de La Scala, 101 Masterpieces, Russian Graphic Art 1790-1920, March - April 1999, no. 102.