Oscar Rabin

O­­scar Rabin is a Russian contemporary artist, one of the leader of Moscow avant-garde group in 1950-1960. He was one of the organizers of the infamous “bulldozer exhibition” that was held in Moscow urban suberb in 1974 At the underground exhibition Oscar Rabin and other “unofficial” Russian contemporary artists were forcefully ejected by a police force that included bulldozers. Oscar Rabin had been stripped of the soviet citizenship in 1978 and restored it in 2010. He lives and works in Paris. In 2006 he was awarded the Innovation prize for his contribution to the Russian contemporary art.

Born: 1928

Price record: «City with moon (Socialist city)». 1959

Date of selling: 15.04.2008

Price (GBP): 171 939

Average price (GBP): 27 964

City with moon (Socialist city), 1959. Oil on canvas, 89,5 x 109,5 cm. Sold for £ 171 939

City with moon (Socialist city), 1959. Oil on canvas, 89,5 x 109,5 cm. Sold for £ 171 939

Violin at the cemetery, 1969.  Oil on canvas, 80 х 101 sm. Sold for $ 272 008

Violin at the cemetery, 1969. Oil on canvas, 80 х 101 sm. Sold for $ 272 008

Nepravda, 1975. Oil on canvas, 89 x 109 cm. Sold for  $ 207 768

Nepravda, 1975. Oil on canvas, 89 x 109 cm. Sold for $ 207 768