Here we have a stunning oil on canvas by listed artist Valentin Goroshko entitled "Stalin's 50 Million." This cutting artwork came straight out of the New York art scene circa 1970. I have never seen a painting cover such a devastating topic with a brighter color combination, and deliver the punch to both your eyes and your heart. The never-ending edgy crosses litter a cold landscape and bloody horizon. It doesn't pop, it explodes.
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" 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.
Here is the full Wikipedia page
Here is a cool article about Goroshko
and company turning the Museum of Modern Art into a disco.
Here is a list of exhibitions for Liz-N-Va
The unframed painting measures 30" x 30". There is evidence of craquelure only when shining a light at the right angle. I didn't notice the craquelure until I inspected it with the light, 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.
It's a daily earthquake when you have an underground stunner straight out of NYC hanging on your wall. Keep the smelling salts ready when you have guests over. Trust me.