WORKS FOR SALE

Alexander Bogomazov

1880-1930

Rolling the Logs, 1928-1929

Watercolour on paper
25 x 30 cm

Study for the left-hand panel of the triptych Sawyers

PROVENANCE

Artist’s Family, Kiev

Vladimir Vitruk, Lvov

E.Dymshyts, Kiev

EXHIBITED

Bogomazov: Master of Cubo-Futurism – Central House of Artists, Moscow, March 2014 (p.27, ill.)

Time, Forward! – TEFAF, Maastricht, March 2015 (p.51, ill.)

Alexander Bogomazov – TEFAF, Maastricht, 11–20 March 2016 (p.97, ill.)

Bitter Harvest, Russian and Ukrainian Avant-Garde 1890-1934 – TEFAF, New York, 3-8 May 2017 (p.45, ill.)

Literature

Lozhkina, A. (2020). Permanent Revolution: Art in Ukraine, the 20th to the early 21st century (p. 84, ill.)

Bogomazov: Master of Cubo-Futurism – Central House of Artists, Moscow, March 2014 (p.27, ill.)

Time, Forward! – TEFAF, Maastricht, March 2015 (p.51, ill.)

Alexander Bogomazov 1880–1930 TEFAF, Maastricht, March 2016, (p.82, p.97, ill.)

ILLUSTRATED

The collection of Vladimir Vitruk – O.Sidor, Love 2008 (p.117, ill.)

The Rhythm of Creative Will – E.Kashuba, Decorative Arts, Kiev 2014 (p.67, ill.)

 

ABOUT

In the final five years of his life, before his death from tuberculosis, Alexander Bogomazov worked on a triptych with the subject of Sawyers. Only one of these, Sharpening the Saws, a highlight of the National Museum of Ukrainian Art, Kiev, has been on permanent public display. The second painting in the cycle, the Work of Sawyers, was badly damaged during storage and only emerged, after extensive restoration, in June 2019.  A third painting, the right hand side of the triptych, ‘Rolling the Logs’, was never completed and only compositional sketches survive. One of these studies, showing the evolution of the triptych as a whole, is in the James Butterwick Collection – it is the only known colour sketch.

OTHER AVAILABLE WORKS BY THIS ARTIST

Back of the Legs
Wanda Monastyrska in front of a New Year Tree
Wanda in Profile
Portrait of the Artist’s Wife
Portrait of the artist’s brother-in-law, Sergei Rudich
Feet
Hands
Hands Gripping a Saw
Sawyer from behind
The Caucasus
Dacha, Boyarka
Landscape, Caucasus (undulating composition)
Logs
Portrait of a Girl
Self-Portrait