22 September 2009,
Price realised USD 32,500
USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
Mihail Chemiakin (b. 1943)
Carnival at St. Petersburg
signed and dated 'M. Chemiakine. 1984.' (lower left); signed and dated again and titled in Russian 'M. Chemiakine. 1984.' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
42¼ x 42 1/8 in. (107.3 x 107 cm.)
Painted in 1984
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Mikail Chemiakine has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Franklin Bowles Galleries, San Francisco (acquired from the artist).
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