Current Location:
Section P (OS) -> Shelf P3 (OS)
Location Notes:
IDC; Open Shelving; Section P; Shelf P3

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

Enamel on steel
circa 1993
Artworks - Height: 23 in Width: 16.75 in Depth: 9 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.

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