LOT 151
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Birth of a Hero (set of 15 sculptures) , 1987

painted bronze
largest: 67 x 29 x 42 cm (26 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.), smallest: 30.5 x 17 x 15 cm (12 x 6 3/4 x 6 in.)

Forbidden Art: The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde, February 1998-April 2002

The exhibition traveled to:
Pasadena, ArtCenter College of Design, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, February 22 - May 3, 1998
Moscow, The State Tretyakov Gallery, May 15 - June 15, 1999
St. Petersburg, The State Russian Museum, February 12 - April 4, 1999
Oxford, Ohio, Miami University Art Museum, November 2 - December 12, 1999
Brighton, Massachusetts, Boston College, McMullen Museum of Art, October 15 - December 10, 2000
Gainesville, University of Florida, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, April 12 - July 3, 2005
Laramie, University of Wyoming Art Museum, September 8 - November 18, 2007
St. Peter, Gustavus Adolphus College, Hillstrom Museum of Art, September 3 - November 10, 2008

Forbidden Art: The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde (Los Angeles, New York: Curatorial Assistance, Distributed Art Publishers, 1998), ex. cat., pp. 274-276 (illustrated)

The set appears in overall good condition. Visible surface dust and grime visible within crevices, most notably on the female tennis player. Light surface scuffs and scratches visible. Should be noted that the figurines: USSR, Lenin Sign, Tennis Racquet, Hammer and Sickle have all been repaired (parts re-affixed with adhesive, which remains visible to the naked eye).

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Estimate: $100,000 – $150,000

Result: $125,000 (including premium)

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