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Sat, Oct 7, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 716

David Burliuk, Classical Sculpture Drawing

Estimate: $200 - $250

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David Davidovich Burliuk (New York/Russian Federation/Ukraine/China, 1882-1967) sanguine or red conte crayon drawing of a classical marble statue of the body of a nude male. Signed and dated in black ink "D. Burliuk 1929," lower left. Inscribed in sanguine or conte crayon "[illegible] boy of the fourth century," lower right. Mounted to board and floated on tan fabric mat with reddish-brown reveal. Housed under glass in a rusticated giltwood frame. Sheet: 11 1/4" H x 6 11/16" W. Frame: 16 3/4" H x 12" W. Biography: "Born into a privileged class of Russian Society, David Burliuk became a central figure in the history of the Russian avant-garde movement as an accomplished poet, art critic, and exhibition organizer. He studied at the Kazan School of Fine Arts in 1898, then in Odessa, Moscow, Munich, and in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, however, as a breaker of artistic tradition, he found himself expelled from the Moscow Institute in 1911. His early works were Fauve-like and were exhibited with the Blue Riders in Munich. With the advent of World War I, he left Russia and traveled for four years. He moved to America in 1922 and settled on Long Island where he continued to paint until his death in 1967." (Source: Michael David Zellman, 300 Years of American Art)


Losses to all four corners, especially upper right, and even toning to paper. Drawing is affixed to board. Canvas mat has damage to threads throughout. Frame has streaks of black paint, largest being 1" L.

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The estate of noted Tennessee artist Marion Bryant Cook, acquired directly from the artist, who was a personal friend.