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Pavel Filonov (1883-1941)
Pavel Filonov (1883-1941)

Abstract Composition with Spheres

Pavel Filonov (1883-1941)
Abstract Composition with Spheres
oil on paper
28 x 20in. (72 x 51cm.)
Painted circa 1930
David Vayner, USA
Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne
Acquired directly from the above by the father of the present owners
J. Kriz, Pawel Nikolajevic Filonov, Prag 1966, no. 39 (illustrated).
St. Petersburg, 15 Jahre Knstler der RSFSR, 1932
Nowosibirsk, Pawel Filonow, 1967, no. 70.

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Sold with a photo-certificate by Nicoletta Misler dated 5 Ocotber 1992

Pawel Filonow directed one of the departments of the Museum of Painterly Culture in Petrograd, which was established under Malevich's direction in 1923. "Filonow's pictorial aims demanded exhaustive attention to detail - a "control" and "exactness" in the handling of the minutely worked surface of the painting - in order to realize the goal of "madeness" which he strove to achieve."(Exh.cat. New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Art of the Avant-Garde in Russia: Selections from the George Costakis collection, p.109)

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