- Oleg Kudryashov born 1932
- Original title
- Doskai 1077
- Watercolour and drypoint on paper
- Image: 919 × 619 mm
- Purchased 1984
Oleg Kudryashov born 1932
P77105 No. 1077
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.
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Tate Gallery, London 1988, p.403