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Seven Contemporary Paintings by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

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"Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are Russian-born, American-based artists who collaborate on environments which fuse elements of the everyday with those of the conceptual. While their work is deeply rooted in the Soviet social and cultural context in which the Kabakovs came of age, their work attains a universal significance."

"Ilya Kabakov was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Soviet Union, in 1933. He studied at the VA Surikov Art Academy in Moscow, and began his career as a children's book illustrator during the 1950's. He was part of a group of Conceptual artists in Moscow who worked outside the official Soviet art system."

"Emilia Kabakov (nee Kanevsky) was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Soviet Union, in 1945. She attended the MusicCollege in Irkutsk in addition to studying Spanish language and literature at the MoscowUniversity. She immigrated to Israel in 1973, and moved to New York in 1975, where she worked as a curator and art dealer."

(Presently, the) Kabakovs live and work in Long Island."

The Artists, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov by Artnet's AWC

To view a previous OEN article featuring installations constructed by the Kabakovs, click here.

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There follow seven very contemporary paintings by the Kabakovs:


Holiday #11 (1987), by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Painting for the Installation "Before Supper" (1988), by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Landscape With House (1989), by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


In the Summer on the Terrace (1991), by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Project of Long-Term Endeavors #5 (1997), by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


The Fishing Trip in 1973 (2003), by Emilia Kabakov


An Aviation Parade in 1997 (2004), by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov



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whose personal works I've seen at OpEdNews are so ... by GLloyd Rowsey on Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 at 10:37:02 AM
I NEED that painting. Is it just me?--or are those... by Allan Wayne on Thursday, Aug 5, 2010 at 9:32:54 PM
but that new profile picture is a VAST improvement... by GLloyd Rowsey on Thursday, Aug 5, 2010 at 11:28:23 PM
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Where have all the cowboys gone? At Appomattox, he... by Allan Wayne on Friday, Aug 6, 2010 at 4:00:46 AM
Landscape With House- is my favorite, if I can poi... by Merlin Flower on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010 at 12:04:37 AM