Alexander Kosolapov is active/lives in New York / Russian Federation. Alexander Kosolapov is known for social commentary.
Biography Alexander Kosolapov
As a major representative of the Sots Art movement, which
he co-founded in 1973, Alexander Kosolapov's oeuvre features satirical
treatments of Soviet symbols, Socialist Realist art, Communist Party
slogans, and the ideologies of Soviet-style mass production. Having
emigrated from the USSR to the city of New York in 1975, Kosolapov is
also well versed in the American artistic traditions of Pop,
Appropriation and Conceptual art.
The present lot neatly combines the
artist's dual backgrounds, producing a postmodernist interpretation of
the philosophical ideal of freedom represented by Malevich and Duchamp.
But, by employing elements of parody and irony,
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