Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ Black Demon [Angel]

Artwork

Identifier:
2013.68.5
Artist:
Grisha Bruskin
Medium:
Enamel on steel
Date:
circa 1993
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 23.0 in Width: 16.75 in Depth: 9.0 in
Historical Context:
Grisha Bruskin burst onto the international contemporary art scene in July 1988, when Sotheby’s held its first auction in Moscow. Although he was a well-known underground painter, sculptor, and writer in the Soviet Union, Bruskin had been invisible to most in the West. Shortly after the auction, Bruskin immigrated to New York, where he now lives and works. Bruskin tends to create in series; researching and presenting variations on themes that include elements from his Jewish heritage (including sacred texts, mysticism, and mythological figures) as well as imagery from the former Soviet Union. "Black Demon [Angel]" was created as part of his Metamorphoses series, which includes both multi-figured paintings as well as two-dimensional sculpture.
Credit:
A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
enamel
sculpture
steels
Library of Congress Subjects
Art, Russian--20th century
Sculpture
Metalwork
Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd Floor; Provost Suite; Reception