Valentin Goroshko Painting from 1970 | Population Explosion
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Here we have a stunning oil on canvas painting by listed artist Valentin Goroshko entitled "Population Explosion." This intense artwork came straight out of the New York art scene circa 1970. That's a lot of terrified, screaming people y'all. I suppose the thin outline of a giant bomb heading towards them isn't helping their jangled nerves. Whole lotta people y'all.
This rare painting pre-dates the artist's infamous collaboration with Elizabeth Clark, known as "Liz-N-Val", which began in the later 70s. The piece is signed "Val" and dated '70 in the lower left corner. On the reverse it's also signed, dated and titled (see pics).
The painting was purchased out of a New York storage locker full of art over 15 years ago. I have another Goroshko listed in the store found in the same storage locker.
Here is the intro bio from the Liz-N-Val Wikipedia page: ____________
Liz-N-Val is the moniker of the Eastern European art team Elizabeth Clark and Valentine Goroshko. They have been a working team for over thirty years inventing numerous conceptual museums and the concept of Signature Art. Liz-N-Val have mixed a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture and the combination of all of the above plus language art.
Elizabeth Clark was born in 1931 in Warsaw, Poland. Valentin Goroshko was born in 1944 in Minsk, Belarus.Elizabeth Clark and Valentine Goroshko met in the late seventies and started a collaboration, producing art, events and transgressions in both private and public space. _____________
The unframed painting measures 25" wide x 27" tall. There are a few possible discolorations along the edges, but it might just be paint splatter. The reverse shows some discoloration but I'm not sure about the cause. The sides where the canvas is attached to the wood is curling along the far edges. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO Boxes please). Free shipping on the rare painting.
If you don't think a big beautiful blue sky can be terrifying, think again.