Oleg Kudryashov

No. 1077

1984

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Oleg Kudryashov born 1932
Original title
Doskai 1077
Medium
Watercolour and drypoint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 919 × 619 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1984
Reference
P77105

Catalogue entry

Oleg Kudryashov born 1932

P77105 No. 1077 1984

Drypoint with watercolour 919 x 619 (36 3/4 x 24 3/8) on Vélin d'Arches 300 gsm paper 1051 x 717 (41 3/8 x 28 1/4); printed by the artist (not editioned)
Inscribed ‘O. Kudryashov 84' below image b.r. and ‘1/1 | [Cyrillic Russian inscription: plate n. 1077]' b.l.
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1984

The technique followed in making this print was the same as that described for P77104 (ii) though in this case no impression of the uncut zinc plate was made and the watercolour was applied not to the paper as in P77104 (ii) but to the gaps between the cut plate layed out on the bed of the press.

The artist has stated that this print was of no great importance to him and that while the work is not abstract it has ‘no subject'. According to the artist's wife this was the first time she had heard him say that a work of his had no subject. Kudryashov explained that the image fails because he ‘didn't express himself enough'. He sees P77105 as an unfinished work, a ‘sketch' or a ‘technical exercise'.

This entry has been approved by the artist.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Tate Gallery, London 1988, p.403


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