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Nicolai Novikov, painting, Nikolai Novikov (Russian, 1935–1996), "The Poet, Sergei Esenin", 1975, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, gallery label verso, accompanied with copy of gallery receipt, 67"h x 49"w (canvas), 79"h x 62"w (frame)

Provenance: Estate of Pentti Kouri, NYC; Roy Miles Gallery, London

Notes/Literature: Dr. Pentti Kouri (1949-2009) was a Finnish economist and venture capitalist with partner George Soros. He built his prestigious art collection with the goal of opening a private art foundation focused on his interests in Minimalism, Arte Povera, Conceptual and Text-based art. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Dia Art Foundation, and on the boards of Tate, London and the Guggenheim Museum, New York. In addition, a portion of his collection forms the core of the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland (http://kokoelmat.fng.fi/app?si=http://kansallisgalleria.fi/E78.Collection_Kouri_kokoelma&lang=en). Millea Bros is proud to offer at auction over the next year 400 works from Dr. Kouri’s collection.


Good, minor scattered paint losses

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Nicolai Novikov, painting

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500May 18, 2018
Boonton, NJ, USA