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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov: reproductions of his works in the archive of the Kulturhuset, Stockholm

related to the exhibition "De Nya från Leningrad" / The New from Leningrad (1988)




N.B. The reproductions are not congruent with those of E. Kozlov's works actually shown at the Kulturhuset.
Pictures of the exhibition >>

Related articles:
— Lost Art in Court (2013 - 2014), summary (English) >> (Russian) >>

— Exhibition "АССА: последнее поколение Ленинградского авангарда" / "ASSA. The Last Generation of the Leningrad Avant-garde (2013) >>
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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov "Портрет Георгия Гурьянова" / "Portrait of Georgy Gurianov"
and "Портрет Тимура на коне" / "Portrait of Timur on horseback"

"Портрет Георгия Гурьянова" / "Portrait of Georgy Gurianov"
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov "Портрет Георгия Гурьянова" / "Portrait of Georgy Gurianov"

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov "Портрет Георгия Гурьянова" / "Portrait of Georgy Gurianov"
mixed media on jute sacking, approximately 290 x 106 cm, second half of the 1980s. Fragment
photo: Olof Thiel for the Kulturhuset exhibition catalogue; 1988 (or 1987).
Location: Timur Novikov's studio and gallery "ASSA", Leningrad.
Sissi Nilsson, director of the Kulturhuset at the time of the exhibiition, gave this 35 mm slide to Hannelore Fobo and Evgenij Kozlov in 1993. It is now in their archive.
The "Portrait of Georgy Gurianov" was not published in the catalogue and not exhibited in Stockholm. Having been one of more than twenty paintings Evgenij Kozlov handed to Sergei Bugaev for the exhibtion, it disappeared, like many others, and has first reappeared in the exhibition catalogue of the State Russian Museum "Удар кисти / Brushstroke" (2010) as "Collection Sergei Bugaev". Sergei Bugaev first showed it publicly at the exhibition "ASSA", St. Petersburg, 2013 more >>. Subsequently, Evgenij Kozlov took legal action against S. Buagev reclaiming property from unlawful possession. The court of first instance decided in favour of the plaintiff (November 5, 2013) more >>, the court of appeal reversed the judgement on decided in favour of S. Bugaev more >>. On November 24, 2014, Sergei Bugaev auctioned it at the Moscow auction house "Vladey". Perhaps because of its dubious provenance, it was not sold.


Exhibition document with notes by Timur Noviko (cyrillic, in black)
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov "Портрет Георгия Гурьянова" / "Portrait of Georgy Gurianov"

This document in an A3 format is a black and white copy of photographs with two works by the Evgenij Kozlov preselected for the exhbition "The New from Leningrad". The Russian titles and measurement were probably written by Timur Novikov. The column on the left shows different views of the "Portrait of Georgy Guryanov", the one on top with a work by S. Bugaev attached to it. To the right (top) is (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov's painting "Portrait of Timur on Horseback". It was subsequently printed on the catalogue cover and as a poster for the exhbition, but not exhibited. It has not returned to Evgenij Kozlov and its whereabouts are unknown. To its left is a work by Inal Savchenkov.

On the bottom right are two more works by Evgenij Kozlov not selected for the exhibition. The one on the left is "SIT VENIA VERBO. Традиции ХХ века" (SIT VENIA VERBO. Traditions of the XX Century) from 1983 more >>, on the right is a detail from "Noli me tangere" (1982 possession of the artist) more >>. Timur Novikov gave SIT VENIA VERBO and other works by E. Kozlov to the State Russian Museum in 1991 as part of a larger donation of works by the New Artists. They had remained in his studio after exhibitions; the total number the Russian Museum recevied by Timur Novikov is 55 works. Simultaneously, S. Buagev donated 27 works by the New Artists, also stored at Timur Novikov's studio, among them Evgenij Kozlov's "Portrait of Timur Novikov with bone arms". In 1995 Bugaev admitted that he had not been the owner when he donated it more >>.

The archive of the Kulturhuset has approximately 30 documents of this type with works by the New Artists.



(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov "Портрет Георгия Гурьянова" / "Portrait of Georgy Gurianov"

Sissi Nilsson, director of the Kulturhuset at the time of the exhibition, gave this negative to Evgenij Kozlov and Hannelore Fobo in 1993. It is now in their archive.
A print of this negative was used for the preselection (see picture above).



"Портрет Тимура на коне" / "Portrait of Timur on horseback"
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov «Портрет Тимура на коне» / "Portrait of Timur on horseback"
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov "Портрет Тимура на коне" / "Portrait of Timur on horseback". Showing the central part of the painting, this photo is its only colour reproduction. Although the work was featured on the catalogue, poster and invitation card of "De Nya från Leningrad", it is not documented at the exhibition and it whereabouts are unknown.


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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov

б.н. («Звезда») / untitled («Star»), mixed media on cotton, 205 x 220 cm, 1987

 (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov б.н. («Звезда») / untitled («Star»), mixed media on cotton, 205 x 220 cm, 1987

To the left Timur Novikov. On the ladder Magnus Dahnberg, Cultural Attaché of the Swedish consulate in Leningrad in 1988. The work is twisted by 90 degrees to the vertical. the work was exhibited in Stockholm and is now in Berlin.

In 1993 this 35 mm slide was given to Evgenij Kozlov and Hannelore Fobo by Sissi Nilsson, director of the Kulturhuset at the time of the exhibition. It is now in the archive of E. Kozlov and H. Fobo.


Evgenij Kozlov's "Star" became the poster for the "Perestroika in the Avant Garde" project at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool, 21 January to 4 February, 1989.
Evgenij Kozlov's "Star" became the poster for the "Perestroika in the Avant Garde" project at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool, 21 January to 4 February, 1989. The exhibition at the "Bluecoat Gallery" was a reduced version of the one at the Kulturhuset, Stockholm.

3.
б.н. (6 фигур) / Untitled (six figures)

mixed media on cotton, 220 x 220 cm, 1987

б.н. (6 фигур) / Untitled (six figures) mixed media on cotton, 220 x 220 cm, 1987

To the right Magnus Dahnberg, Cultural Attaché of the Swedish consulate in Leningrad in 1988. The Swedish Consulate supported the festival of Pop Mekhanika and the New artists "The New from Leningrad" at the Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 1988. The organizers on the Soviet / Russian side were the Ministry of Cultural Affairs (Moscow) and the Komsomol (Leningrad). Location: Timur Novikov's studio "ASSA", Leningrad.

Although the painting was printed in the catalogue (see picture below), it is not sure whether it was actually shown. However, we know that it did travel to the follow-up exhibitions in Denmark and England: we could recover it in London in the early 1990s, where the "rest" of the exhibited works ended up after completing the exhbition tour. It is now in Berlin.


 "De Nya från Leingrad" / "The New from Leningrad", catalogue, page 37. Top: Evgenij Kozlov's work "Untitled (six figures)", bottom: a work by Timur Novikov. To the right: Timur Novikov.
"De Nya från Leingrad" / "The New from Leningrad", catalogue, page 37.

Top: Evgenij Kozlov's work "Untitled (six figures)", bottom: a work by Timur Novikov. To the right: Timur Novikov.


Aftonbladet August 26, 1988. Article on Pop Mechanika and the New artists.

Aftonbladet August 26, 1988. Article on Pop Mechanika and the New artists.

Bottom: Evgenij Kozlov's painting "Untitled (six figures)", a reprodcution from the picture for the catalogue.

3.
Colour transparencies photographed for the exhibition at the Kulturhuset.
Among them are several of E. Kozlov's missing paintings

Missing paintings among those photographed for the Kulturhuset.

Selection of slides from the archive of the Kulturhuset with works by various artists, among them (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Vadim Ovchinnikov, Inal Savchenkov, Evgeny Yufit, Georgy Guryanov.

The pictures (slides and prints) at the Kulturhuset archive include five lost works by Evgenij Kozlov.
  left: Oile circa 1987 mixed, media, canvas, approx. 110 x  65 cm right: Все Опасно для Жизни / Everything is dangerous to life circa 1987 mixed media, canvas, approx. 110 x  70 cm Inv.no 187016


left: Oile
circa 1987 mixed, media, canvas, approx. 110 x  65 cm

right: Все Опасно для Жизни / Everything is dangerous to life
circa 1987 mixed media, canvas, approx. 110 x  70 cm Inv.no 187016

  top АЭРОКОБРА / AEROKOBRA circa 1987, mixed media, canvas, approx. 65 X 130 cm , Inv.no 187015 Bottom CAMEL (?) circa 1987, mixed media, canvas, approx. 65 X 130 cm , Inv.no 187168


top АЭРОКОБРА / AEROKOBRA
circa 1987, mixed media, canvas, approx. 65 X 130 cm ,
Inv.no 187015

Bottom CAMEL (?)
circa 1987, mixed media, canvas, approx. 65 X 130 cm ,
Inv.no 187168
Picture taken at Evgenij Kozlov's apartment in Peterhof (St. Petersburg), probably in 1987; the artist holds the paintings.

Д.А.С. (Back art) / D.A.S. (Back art) circa 1986, mixed media, canvas, approx. 130 х 110 cm Inv.no E-E-186025


Д.А.С. (Back art) / D.A.S. (Back art)
circa 1986, mixed media, canvas, approx. 130 х 110 cm Inv.no E-E-186025

Picture taken at Evgenij Kozlov's apartment in Peterhof (St. Petersburg), probably in 1987; the artist holds the painting.


more about Evgenij Kozlov's missing paintings from the 1980s >>
Hannelore Fobo, November, 2014