Lot 71: NICOLAI CIKOVSKY | Still Life Pigeons

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October 20, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
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Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 by 42 inches
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: Oil on canvas. Canvas is not lined. SURFACE: in generally good condition; a few small losses: a pin-dot on tail feather of lower pigeon, 2 at lower left quadrant (look white), another few at lower right quadrant--a couple with small spots of lifting and possible loss) in dark greens and a few losses above signature; a few areas of faint, minor craquelure. UNDER UV: No apparent inpainting.
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Exhibited: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Annual Exhibition, 1932, no. 81
Art Institute of Chicago, Forty-Fifth Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, 1932–1933, no. 42, illustrated
Art Institute of Chicago, Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1933, no. 531, p. 69
Art Institute of Chicago, Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1934, no. 562, p. 75
Art Institute of Chicago, Half a Century of American Art, 1939–1940, no. 36, illustrated
Worcester Art Museum, A Decade of American Painting, 1930-1940, 1942, p. 13, illustrated
Literature: “The Forty-Fifth Annual American Exhibition,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 26, 1932, p. 84, illustrated
Josephine H. Logan, Sanity in Art, Chicago, 1937, pp. 78, 90, illustrated
Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, 1961, p. 78
Provenance: Darret Galleries, New York
Acquired from the above with funds from the Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Price Fund, 1932
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