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Sokolov. Racket.

Id: 887
Category: Painting /Grafiks/ Photos- Сontemporary art
Materials: oil on cardboard
Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 0 cm
Area: USSR
Period: 1987

Description:

    "Racket", the signature in the right bottom corner "Sokolov", on the back: " Рекет 1987 Соколов Sokolov". The artist, presumably, Sokolov Dmitry, 1961 birth, the participant of informal exhibitions of the Leningrad artists of 1980-1990s years, entered ТЭИИ (Company of the experimental fine arts). " Racket " - concept familiar to all in Russia. Racket is an extortion usually accepting the forms of organized criminal group with application of threats, severe violence, a capture of hostages. The concept was included into Russia in 1990s in connection with the beginning of development of enterprise activity in the USSR, and then in Russia. Blackmail of the first businessmen became one of kinds of criminal "business" for criminal groupings. Collecting a tribute, the criminal organization usually guarantees to businessmen protection from other criminal groups. To the middle of 1990s under the control of "gangster roofs» was, by some estimations, about 85 % of the commercial enterprises. Fortunately, today Russian "racket" is just an epoch from past. And this painting reflects the character of typical "Racketeer" in red-pink jacket with figure of Schwarzneger and with gun.

Price: 125000 RUR





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