James Butterwick is delighted to announce the sale of four works on paper by Alexander Bogomazov to the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands.
Four major drawings by Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930), Tramway, L’vovskaya Street (1914), Forest, Boyarka (1915), Kreshchatik (1914) and Locomotive (1915) were purchased by the museum during the recent TEFAF exhibition in Maastricht. The artist’s work of was described by Museum Director, Lisette Pelsers as being ‘a hidden treasure’ and how the Kröller-Müller Museum is the only public institution in the Netherlands to host a group of futurist or futurism related works. Among their jewels are pieces by Giacomo Balla, one of them the rareForme rumore di motocicletta and Forme uniche della continuità nello spazio by Umberto Boccioni. The work of Alexander Bogomazov has been added to this list.
The acquisition, a vindication of the talent of this little known Ukrainian Master, is the second time a leading museum has purchased the work of Bogomazov for their collections. Their have been donations to the Guggenheim, the Ludwig Museum, the Museum of Arkansas but the last purchase of a work by this artist was by the Russian Museum in St Petersburg in the early 2000’s. Major work by the artist is held primarily in private collections in Kiev and Moscow.