Nemukhin Vladimir Nikolaevich

Nemukhin Vladimir Nikolaevich (1925 - 2016).

Born and raised in Moscow, Nemukhin began his career working at a plant that produced technical instruments during World War II. In 1943, he met Petr Yefimovich Sokolov, assistant to Kazimir Malevich and later Pavel Kuznetsov. Sokolov introduced Nemukhin to the avant-garde movements of the time, launching him on a more experimental artistic path. Nemukhin joined the Studio School of the House of Unions (VTsSPS), from which he graduated in 1946. From 1952 to 1956 Nemukhin worked as an interior designer. In 1956 he met Oskar Rabin, with whom he met with a group of like-minded artists and poets whose primary meeting place was Rabin’s apartment. Since Rabin lived in the barracks in a small village, Lianozovo, the group is commonly known as the Lianozovo Group. They also met at the village of Priluki on the banks of the Oka River, where Nemukhin’s father was born and where Nemukhin still owns a summer house. In 1958, Nemukhin attended the 1958 exhibit of American art in Moscow, which featured the Abstract Expressionism of Jackson Pollock and Wiliam De Koonig. This was followed by his first real abstract work in 1959. In the 1950s when Russia, under Nikita Khruschev, enjoyed a slightly more permissive cultural climate, Nemukhin was one of the artists who searched for new ways of expression. Rejecting the Socialist Realism that was the only approved artistic form allowed in the Soviet Union at the time, 'unofficial' artists like Nemukhin formed their own ways of portraying the world around them. Their art tended to be concerned with universal values and was highly individual in nature, leading to a constant battles with censorship authorities. Nemukhin played an important role in these confrontations as, being a significant personality in the Moscow art world of the 1960s and 1970s, he served as a negotiator between the artists and the state. Nemukhin's work is predominantly abstract and very personal. According to Julia Tulovsky, Assistant Curator at the Zimmerli Art Museum, “Nemukhin is best known for his abstract still lifes with playing cards, fragments of card tables, and fighting cocks ... In a majority of cases, these symbolize accident, intrigue, and indeterminacy, contrasting with the doctrine of predetermination demanded by the Soviet establishment. Nemukhin intends his structures, surfaces and symbols to reveal the spiritual, the unreal, the emotionally obscure, and the existential. Since 1959, Nemukhin has participated in over a hundred group exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world, including the first show of nonconformist art, the first autumnal review "In the Open Air" ("Bulldozer Exhibition") in Belyaeva in 1974. His works are in major public collections in Russia, Europe, and the United States. In addition to creating art, Nemukhin also collected works by artists of his generation. Refusing to sell the collection, which he claims began when artist Anatoly Zverev painted a still life during a visit to his apartment, he instead donated it to the Tretyakov Gallery on its 150th anniversary in recognition of his friends. Works by Nemukhin can be found in the collections of major museums: the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Modern Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum (New York), the Ludwig Museum (Cologne) etc. About 100 pieces are included in the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Soviet Nonconformist Art (Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey).

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 Lot   DESCRIPTION PRICE
Бубновый валет.
№ 53 Бубновый валет.

Jack of Diamonds.

Author: Nemukhin Vladimir Nikolaevich

Year – 1988.
Size – 77,5x57,5.
Technique – Oil, gouache and watercolour on paper.

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  Lot   DESCRIPTION VALUED PRICE
Джокер.
№ 21 Джокер.

Joker.

Author: Nemukhin Vladimir Nikolaevich

Year: 1980
Technique: Paper, water-colour, tempera, charcoal.
Size: 50х45,5.

Auction № 83
Modern art
19 November 2008

Valued price
500000 - 550000 rub.
500000 - 550000 rub.
Валет «Марк».
№ 22 Валет «Марк».

Jack.

Author: Nemukhin Vladimir Nikolaevich

Year: 1989
Technique: Paper, sanguine, charcoal.
Size: 27х22.

Auction № 83
Modern art
19 November 2008

Valued price
375000 - 425000 rub.
375000 - 425000 rub.
Джокер.
№ 170 Джокер.

Joker.

Author: Nemukhin Vladimir Nikolaevich

Year: 1990.
Technique: Oil on canvas.
Size: 120х100.

Auction № 140
Russian and Western European art of 19-20th centuries
03 April 2014

Valued price
700000-1200000 rub.
700000-1200000 rub.
Крест.
№ 171 Крест.

Cross.

Author: Nemukhin Vladimir Nikolaevich

Year: 1961
Technique: Ink and fontaine pen on paper.
Size: 30х21.

Auction № 111
Russian and West-European Art
02 March 2010

Valued price
60000-120000 rub.
60000-120000 rub.
Осенний пасьянс.
№ 183 Осенний пасьянс.

Autumn solitaire.

Author: Nemukhin Vladimir Nikolaevich

Year: 1999.
Technique: Collage, mixed media and oil on canvas.
Size: 23х29.

Auction № 131
Russian and Western European art of XVIII-XX centuries
25 October 2012

Valued price
65000-100000 rub.
65000-100000 rub.
Натюрморт с картами.
№ 196 Натюрморт с картами.

Still life with cards.

Author: Nemukhin Vladimir Nikolaevich

Year: 1988.
Technique: Oil on cardboard on canvas.
Size: 25х25; 25х25.

Auction № 136
Russian and Western European art of 19-20th centuries
24 October 2013

Valued price
600000-1000000 rub.
600000-1000000 rub.
На пляже.
№ 317 На пляже.

At the beach.

Author: Nemukhin Vladimir Nikolaevich

Year: 1987
Technique: Pasteboard, tempera.
Size: 69х78.

Auction № 64
The second Russian avant-guarde
19 April 2008

Valued price
500000 - 600000 rub.
500000 - 600000 rub.
Вечерний пасьянс.
№ 107 Вечерний пасьянс.

Evening Solitaire.

Author: Nemukhin Vladimir Nikolaevich

Year: 1988
Technique: Oil on canvas
Size: 98х94

Auction № 145
Russian art of the 20th century
20 October 2016

Valued price
8 000 - 12 000 $
8 000 - 12 000 $

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