Graphic Arts Fair 2011
March 17 - March 17, 2011
GRAPHIC ARTS FAIR 2011
March 30 - April 3, 2011
Preview: 30 March at 6 pm
Sixth Fair for Graphic Arts
Drawing, pastel, watercolor, etching, photograph
The Sixth Fair for Graphic Arts “Íudgraph” embraces a wide range of works, such as original etchings by Salvador Dali, graphic plates by Alphonse Mucha, Ivan Kramskoi, Valentin Serov, Evgeny Lansere, and also works by such artists as Anatoly Zverev, Victor Pivovarov, Evgeny Chubarov, Sergei Alferov, Boris Kocheishvili, Andrei Grositsky, Kiril Mamonov, and Nikolai Vechtomov. Traditionally Íudgraph will open at the New Manege in Moscow on 30 March. More than 30 art galleries will participate. Moscow’s only “paper” art fair Íudgraph is one of the most stylish art exhibitions and fairs in Russia. It brings together art works from different epochs: from European etchings of the 18th and 19th centuries to modern-day graphic works. For the first time Íudgraph will present such a wide range of truly world-class artists.
Art Holding of Tatiana Nikitina will present works by established graphic artists of the second half of the 20th century from the collection of Pierre Argyle, a famous French publisher and art collector who had been working with Salvador Dali for many years. Presented at the fair will be original etchings by Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Hans Bellmer, and Leonor Fini. By the early 1980s, Argyle’s collection numbered more than 200 graphic works by Dali and was considered one of the best collections in the world.
Public display of works by Moris Cornelius Escher (1898-1972) will also be a premiere in Moscow. M.C. Escher Company with the support of Ì.Ñ. Escher Foundation will be presenting 16 high-quality numbered facsimile reproductions of this Dutch graphic artist, published in a limited edition in the Netherlands. M. C. Escher is primarily famous for his conceptual lithographs, woodcuts, and engravings, in which he masterfully explores the plastic aspects of infinity and symmetry and also the special features of man’s psychological perception of complex three-dimensional objects.
Within the framework of their special project the art salon network known as “Old Etchings” will display several graphic plates by the versatile Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) from his Prague period. The individuality of Mucha’s graphic style is bordering on a sign system conveyed by his “singing” lithe lines, complex color combinations, and intentional symbolism of the imagery. Mucha himself would not acknowledge his allegiance with modern art: he worked in various genres of popular graphic arts based on the principle “art for home” and became one of the reformers of the interior design in the epoch of Art Nuovo.
Russian graphic art of the 19th and 20th century is widely represented as before and can be called Íudgraph’s “visiting card”. These are stage designs by Yuri Annenkov and Simon Virsaladze, as well as such names as Valentin Serov, Pyotr Konchalovsky, Evgeny Lansere, Maximilian Voloshin, and Dmitry Mitrokhin, Kirill Zdanevich.
Antique-invest company offers a display of graphic works by outstanding Russian academic artists. The focal point in it is formed by the series of drawings by Ivan Kramskoi and Alexander Kiselev. Lev Lagorio’s watercolors “Fisherman from Breton” and Yefim Volkov’s “Alupka” belong to the same times as the above. Fyodor Bruni’s “Awakening of the Graces” (a sketch for the painting of the same name displayed at the State Tretyakov Art Gallery) is an unquestionable treasure. Dated 1827 this is the earliest work in the collection. Mention should be made of a rare drawing by Valentin Serov: “Ilya Repin in the Square”, dated 1879-1880, in which the young genius pictured his famous teacher.
20th century art is also represented by outstanding names at the fair. Among them Vladimir Sterligov, Mikhail Rudakov, Victor Popkov, Igor Obrosov, Vladimir Yakovlev, Anatoly Zverev, and Victor Pivovarov.
Art-studio Dominanta demonstrates a model of an ideal collection. Works by Sergei Alferov, Boris Kocheishvili, Oleg Kydryashov, Evgeny Chubarov, Lucy Voronova, Andrei Grositsky, Masha Schmidt, Kiril Mamonov, Nikolai Vechtomov, to name just a few, reflect each a certain unique facet of this highly complex phenomena: contemporary Russian avant-garde. Art-studio Dominanta gives us an example how it is possible to form a single whole out of art works diametrically opposite in style and trend, which would provide the basis for a living, vibrant and up-to-date collection capable of developing and multiplying to achieve the status of an Ideal Collection.
WiseArt Gallery presents the artists of Vladimir Sterligov’s school, a remarkable and interesting phenomenon in contemporary art, known far beyond the limits of St Petersburg. Sterligov (1904-1973) was an outstanding artist of the Russian avant-garde, a friend and disciple of Kazimir Malevich. He combined the discipline of Cubism and Suprematism with Mikhail Matyushin’s “extended vision” and thus created his own “cup-cupola” spatial system. A talented teacher he raised a whole constellation of brilliant artists. At the beginning of the new century Sterligov’s school did not recede into the past but remained as a living, relevant, and genuine art.
Neoclassic’s Gallery is true to their preferences. Their display will offer watercolors, pastels, and prints by artists whose sharp eye can capture the philosophy of the modern day. These are Victor Duvydov, Nikolai Ponomarev, Vladimir Dmitriyevsky, Vladimir Konashevich, Emmanuil Bernshtein, and many more.
EAST MEETS WEST Gallery will show a black-and-white project by Suren Aivazyan and the new series of abstract works by Alexei Lantsev devoted to the nature of Northern Ossetia.
Alexandria Studio presents three artists: Alexander Glazkov with his two parallel projects (“Abstraction” and “Sketches”); Ivan Glazkov with a series based on motifs from Remarque’s novels; and Leila Al-Numan with the project “I woke up with a marble head in my hands”.
The thematic exhibition “Silhouettes of the Times”, staged by the Gallery on Kashirka, presents three soloist artists. Spotlighted is Yuri Mogilevsky (1924-2002), Merited Artist of the Russian Federation, whose portraiture is not limited to the psychological force and depth of his images and his fantastic technique of the lonocut based on the contrasts of black and white. Displayed are his portraits of Akhmatova, Tolstoy, Gogol, and Chekhov.
LITO Studio aims at preserving and disseminating the technique of lithography on stone which is quite rare nowadays. The studio unites artists working in the classical techniques of the author’s print.
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