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Slava PTRK

The Chechen Stories, “Childhood in front of the TV” series

Lot 64 Year: 2018
Material, technique: School desk, ballpoint pen, varnish
Size: 120 х 76 х 50 cm
Estimate: $3125 Start bidding: $1875 SOLD FOR $1875

“Chechen Stories” reminds us of the importance and distraction of a ballpoint pen on a school desk — a technique likely familiar to every Russian kid and beyond. This method allows SlavaPTRK to simultaneously express a funny yet frightening juxtaposition: 90s cartoon images symbolizing a generation that could spend their time in front of a TV while a past of military angst was defrauding their true childhood.

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