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.
Price record: «City with moon (Socialist city)». 1959
Date of selling: 15.04.2008
Price (GBP): 171 939
Average price (GBP): 27 964