Boris Dmitrievich Grigoriev, 1886-1939

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Boris Dmitrievich Grigoriev, 1886-1939 portrait of the artist and poet david burliuk wearing an earring signed and inscribed in Russian To dear David Burliuk from his friend 924 pencil on paper 41.5 by 24cm., 16D by 9Iin. From 1908-18, Burliuk was one of the leaders of the Russian artistic and literary avant-garde, the organiser of disputes, and the author of polemical articles. Burliuk, who adhered to the artistic group known as the Donkey Tail aimed like Larionov to shock public opinion by painting his face with hieroglyphs. The earring was Burliuks trademark. This expressionist study is an important record by a leading artist of an outstanding cultural personality of the time. 4000-6000