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Sergei Yur'evich Sudeikin, Harlequin and Pierrot, double self portrait
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TITLE:  Harlequin and Pierrot, double self portrait
ARTIST:  Sergei Yur'evich Sudeikin (Russian, 1883–1946)
WORK DATE:  circa 1927
CATEGORY:  Paintings
MATERIALS:  Oil on cardboard. In original Italian (Neapolitan) XIX century hand carved parcel guilt and painted frame with gesso flowers.
MARKINGS:  Signed low right
SIZE:  h: 11 x w: 14 in / h: 27.9 x w: 35.6 cm
STYLE:  Modern
PRICE*:  $100,000 and up   (Convert prices to your currency with our Currency Converter)
GALLERY:  Russian Art Salon  +1-212-628-1788  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  This item goes along with a well established Russian artists tradition (Iacovleff, Shukhaev et al.) of imaging themselves as personages of Commedia-del-Arte.

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ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Russian Art Salon Inventory Catalogue

EXHIBITION HISTORY:  “Faces of Russia”, February 2007, West Palm Beach International Art Fair, USA (illustrated on page 28 of the catalog).
“A World of Stage”, April- October2007, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan (illustrated in the catalog).
“A Time to Gather… Russian Art From Foreign Private collections”, State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg, February-June 2008, Moscow - Exhibition Center 'Tsaritsyno', June-July 2008, Palace Editions,2008, illustrated in the catalog p. 193 ill 133.
“American Artists from the Russian Empire” State Rusian Museum, Tretiakov Gallery 2009, Palace Editions, (#13 of the catalog, illustrated on p. 139.

[“The artist turned to images of Harlequin and Pierrot, classical figures of the Italian comedy who personify playfulness and theatricality, in different periods of his life. At the end of 1920s, working a lot on set designs for the Metropolitan Opera, Sudeikin was in search of pictorial and plastic solutions, consonant with tendencies in contemporary art. The images created by the artist clearly contain the idea of theatricalisation of life and inclination for transformation of everyday life. The ambivalent nature of Sudeikin’s oeuvre, expressed in the play between the conditional and the concrete, reality and mystification, was further developed in the works of 1920’s. The decorativeness of the artistic solution reveals an emotional implication, pointing out the secret essence of these popular theatrical characters” - “A Time to Gather… Russian Art From Foreign Private collections”, State Russian Museum, Palace Editions,2008]

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