• Series "Bestiary". Michael Matyushin

    Artist:
    Prigov, Dmitry. 1940-2007
    Technique:
    pencil, ball-point pen, gel pen, pen with ink, watercolour, gouache
    Dimensions:
    29,7х20,8 cm

Prigov, Dmitry. 1940-2007

Series "Bestiary". Michael Matyushin

Russia, Moscow, 1997

Dmitry Alexandrovich Prigov, a poet, artist, philosopher and performance artist, is one of the best-known representatives of Moscow conceptualism. His legacy contains thousands of literary works and hundreds of sheets of graphic art – drawings, designs for installations and collages. One of Prigov’s chief creations was the fictional personage – the poet and artist Dmitry Alexandrovich Prigov. Prigov-the-man turned his entire life into a “total macro-performance” by Prigov-the-artist. His work is characterized by a tendency to produces series and myths. One and the same set of personages, symbols and devices was repeated time and again in his literary works and drawings. The symbolic portrait of the Futurist artist Mikhail Matiushin included in the exhibition belongs to Prigov’s Bestiary series that features depictions of famous writers, artists, philosophers and politicians of the past and present.

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Series "Bestiary". Michael Matyushin

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Technique:

pencil, ball-point pen, gel pen, pen with ink, watercolour, gouache

Dimensions:

29,7х20,8 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 2011; donation by Burova N.G. and Prigov A.D.

Inventory Number:

КСИ-201

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