Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Ilya Kabakov is the most expensive contemporary russian artist. He is known for his drawings, fictional memoirs, and installations that evoke the visual culture of Soviet Russia. Although he worked for years as an official illustrator of Soviet children’s books, in the early 1950s Kabakov began to create his first dissident artworks, which he called “drawings for myself.” He rose to prominence in the 1970s when he became a leading member of the artistic movement known as Soviet Nonconformist Art, or Moscow Conceptualism.

Born: 1933
Price record: “Beetle”. 1982. Enamel paint on wooden panel. 226.5 x 148.5 cm. (89 1/4 x 58 1/2 in).
Date of selling: 28.02.2008
Price (GBP): 2 932 500
Average price: (GBP): 117 429

Beetle, 1982 Sold for £2,932,500 Contemporary Russian Art 28 February 2008Beetle, 1982 Sold for £2,932,500 Contemporary Russian Art 28 February 2008

Beetle, 1982. Sold for £2,932,500. 

Ilya Kabakov Holidays #10, 1987.

Holidays #10, 1987. Sold for £1,497,250

"In an University", 1972, 2002. Oil, canvas.

“In an University”, 1972, 2002. Oil, canvas.

From the series "The apparence of the collage", oil painting, Ilya&Emilia Kabakov, 2012

From the series “The apparence of the collage”, oil painting, Ilya&Emilia Kabakov, 2012