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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 390

    Alexander Ney (b. 1939)

    Young Composer

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Alexander Ney (b. 1939)
    Young Composer
    signed and dated 'AL NEY89' (on the base of the head)
    terracotta
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) width
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) high
    4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) depth


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    Alexander Ney was born in Leningrad and attended the Art School of the Academy of Art, as well as the Art School of the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow. In 1972, he immigrated to Paris and later settled in the United States where he was able to freely create works in which the principles of ancient art are combined with a distinctly modern minimalist aesthetic.

    Provenance

    The family of the artist.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Exhibited

    Jersey City, N.J. The C.A.S.E Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Solo Exhibition, 1997.