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    Sale 7684

    Russian Pictures Including Post-War and Contemporary Art Part II

    26 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 471

    Timur Novikov (1958-2000)

    Nicolas the Second

    Price Realised  


    Timur Novikov (1958-2000)
    Nicolas the Second
    print and embroidery on velvet
    59 x 43¼ in. (150 x 110 cm.)
    Executed in 1997

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    Margarita Tupitsina:
    I want to ask you, why you use fabric in your works?

    Timur Novikov:
    For purely utilitarian purposes. Everything comes from Larionov... Larionov drew a lot from folk art. As everyone knows, in folk art, painting on canvas is not sufficient. Folk art, on the whole, is textiles...I make pictures which are at one time a curtain, a screen and a very serious artwork. It can be both a table cloth and the most sophisticated form of art.

    Margarita and Victor Tupitsin.
    Discussion with Timur and Afrika, Leningrad, 1989.

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    Acquired from the artist's widow by the present owner.


    K. Novikova, M. Savelieva, Timur Novikov, Moscow, [2003], no. 439, p. 407, illustrated.