26 November 2008
Oskar Rabin (b. 1928)
Violin in the city
signed and dated 'O. Rabine 78' (lower right) and inscribed in Russian '1000 Violin in the city' (on the reverse)
black and coloured chalks, coloured pencils and gouache on paper
15 x 21 1/8 in. (38 x 53.5 cm.)
Acquired by the present owner in the late 1980s.
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In classical painting, the worth of an object is established though its pictorial embodiment. In Rabin's work, the artist tries to find a forgotten beauty in objects that are broken or 'tired of life'.
M. Herman, Oscar Rabin, Paris, 1992.
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