2 June 2014
Leonid Purygin (1951-1996)
signed in Cyrillic and inscribed in Russian and German 'House/Haus/Purygin Leonid' (on the reverse)
31½ x 23 in. (80 x 58.5 cm.)
(2)Executed in 1986
together with a copy of V. Patsyuov, Leonid Purygin, Moscow, 1992
Acquired from the artist by the present owner in 1991.
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V. Patsyuov, Leonid Purygin, Moscow, 1992, listed pp. 202-203 no. 9, illustrated p. 29.
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