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The Fly, The Clouds, 2014

Offset print, hand-colored by artist
20 1/2 × 13 2/5 in
52 × 34 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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LongHouse Reserve Benefit Auction

Auction lot is AAP 1/3 from edition of 35 plus 3 AAP and 15 AP prints. These prints were done on …

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Auction lot is AAP 1/3 from edition of 35 plus 3 AAP and 15 AP prints. These prints were done on the occasion of our biggest exhibition "Monumenta" at the Grand Palais in Paris. This is a rare edition where each print is hand colored by the artist in different colors.

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Ilya & Emilia Kabakov
Russian, 1933 and 1945
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Husband and wife Ilya and Emilia Kabokov have developed an international reputation for creating deeply evocative works that reflect on the socioeconomics of the late Soviet Union. Their projects entail multiple stages of planning, often accompanied by a host of preparatory diagrams and sketches, as with The Red Wagon (1991), a large-scale experiential installation meant to reflect the closed-off, circular, and frustrating nature of the Russian government. “[The viewer] is to fail in the effort to reach the heaven, then live through period of frustrating and fruitless anticipation—only to find himself standing in heaps of rubbish and junk at the end of the road,” they have said about the work. The pair’s practice together has continually explored how people relate to oppression, isolation, and other forms of adversity, and has been compared to that of constructivist artists El Lissitzky and Alexander Rodchenko, who each used their art to reflect upon Soviet politics and culture.

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About the work
LongHouse Reserve Benefit Auction

Auction lot is AAP 1/3 from edition of 35 plus 3 AAP and 15 AP prints. These prints were done on …

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Auction lot is AAP 1/3 from edition of 35 plus 3 AAP and 15 AP prints. These prints were done on the occasion of our biggest exhibition "Monumenta" at the Grand Palais in Paris. This is a rare edition where each print is hand colored by the artist in different colors.

Signature
Signed and numbered recto at bottom
Image rights
Courtesy of the artists
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov
Russian, 1933 and 1945
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Husband and wife Ilya and Emilia Kabokov have developed an international reputation for creating deeply evocative works that reflect on the socioeconomics of the late Soviet Union. Their projects entail multiple stages of planning, often accompanied by a host of preparatory diagrams and sketches, as with The Red Wagon (1991), a large-scale experiential installation meant to reflect the closed-off, circular, and frustrating nature of the Russian government. “[The viewer] is to fail in the effort to reach the heaven, then live through period of frustrating and fruitless anticipation—only to find himself standing in heaps of rubbish and junk at the end of the road,” they have said about the work. The pair’s practice together has continually explored how people relate to oppression, isolation, and other forms of adversity, and has been compared to that of constructivist artists El Lissitzky and Alexander Rodchenko, who each used their art to reflect upon Soviet politics and culture.

The Fly, The Clouds, 2014

Offset print, hand-colored by artist
20 1/2 × 13 2/5 in
52 × 34 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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