21 September 2010
Mihail Chemiakin (b. 1943)
Metaphysical Head XVIII
signed and dated 'M. Chemiakine 1976-1989.' (lower left); signed and dated again and indistinctly inscribed 'M. Chemiakine. 1976-1989.' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
42 x 42 in. (106.8 x 106.6 cm.)
Painted in 1976-1989
Bowles Sorokko Galleries, San Francisco and Beverly Hills.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, March 1991.
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Mihail Chemiakin has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
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