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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Maker(s):Vassiliev, Oleg Vladimirovich
Culture:Russian (1931-2013), active in America
Title:The House with the Mezzanine, No. 11
Date Made:1991
Materials:Lithograph on cream paper
Measurements:Sheet: 29 3/4 x 21 in.; 75.6 x 53.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2010.149
Credit Line:Gift of Joan Afferica, L. Clark Seelye Professor Emerita of History, Smith College

Label Text:
The bright blue-green color contains the vague outlines of the house from print No. 1, which is now boarded up and deteriorating. It appears as if seen through a window with the white shapes as reflections of light. The female figure in front of the building seems appalled by its condition. She belongs to the Chekhovian realm and is a stranger in Vassiliev’s environment. The various elements in the composition are united by the color, which seems to be part of yet another sphere. It is this thought-provoking combination of different elements, intriguing and irritating at the same time, which distinguishes Vassiliev’s art.
BJ 2013

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