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Grisha Bruskin Art

Russian, b. 1945

Born in 1945, the Russian artist Grisha Bruskin graduated from the Art Department at the Moscow Textile Institute in 1968. As a member of the Soviet Artists' Union, he staged a number of controversial exhibitions, most of which were closed down by the Soviet authorities. Bruskin immigrated to his current home, New York City, in 1989.

Refusing to adhere to the government-sanctioned style of Socialist Realism, Bruskin became a major figure in the Soviet Non-Conformist Art movement, dedicating himself to the research and presentation of his Jewish heritage and its associated mythologies, mysticism, and sacred texts. Bruskin's work juxtaposes this powerful visual vocabulary of Judaic imagery and text with symbolic remnants of the now dissolved Soviet Union. In Alefbet (1984) and Alefbet-Lexicon (1987), his most reknown painting series, Bruskin combines Hasidic text, figures in religious uniform and a slew of Jewish mystical symbols to produce an image system. Bruskin's prints continue this exploration of the conflict between religious and political mythology, investigating the point of intersection between two prescribed notions of social identity as manifested through tradition, image and text.

A prolific writer as well as visual artist, Bruskin's work is included in many permanent public collections, such as The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Jewish Museum, New York, NY; Kunsthalle Emden, Germany; State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia; State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Museo Galeria de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela.

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By Grisha Bruskin
Located in New York, NY
Image: 28 1/2 x 22 in. (72.4 x 55.9 cm) Sheet: 34 x 27 in. (86.4 x 68.6 cm) From set of four colour silkscreens (Note A, B, C, and D) on Somerset paper, with full margins Edition of 75
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1990s Grisha Bruskin Art

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Note D
By Grisha Bruskin
Located in New York, NY
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1990s Grisha Bruskin Art

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By Grisha Bruskin
Located in New York, NY
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1990s Grisha Bruskin Art

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Note A
By Grisha Bruskin
Located in New York, NY
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1990s Grisha Bruskin Art

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Note B
By Grisha Bruskin
Located in New York, NY
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1990s Grisha Bruskin Art

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Russian Judaica "Vision" Abstract Kabbalah Figure Steel Sculpture Grisha Bruskin
By Grisha Bruskin
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Grisha Bruskin (Russian, b. 1945) Vision, 1992 steel Hand signed and inscribed Grisha Bruskin in Cyrillic numbered 117/300 Genre: Contemporary Subject: Religious Medium: Steel Gri...
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1990s Contemporary Grisha Bruskin Art

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By Grisha Bruskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Grisha Bruskin, Russian (1945 - ) Title: untitled (Kaballah) Year: 1988 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 38/100 Image Size: 38 x 28 inches Size: 40 ...
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1980s Contemporary Grisha Bruskin Art

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Untitled
By Grisha Bruskin
Located in New York, NY
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1980s Grisha Bruskin Art

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Lithograph

untitled (Kaballah)
By Grisha Bruskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Grisha Bruskin, Russian (1945 - ) Title: untitled (Kaballah) Year: 1988 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 38/100 Image Size: 38 x 28 inches Siz...
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1980s Contemporary Grisha Bruskin Art

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Lithograph

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Note B
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Note A
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Note D
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1980s Grisha Bruskin Art

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Early 2000s Grisha Bruskin Art

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1970s Grisha Bruskin Art

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Go and Get Killed Comrade, We Need a Byron in the Movement
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Located in New York, NY
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Realist Grisha Bruskin Art

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New York Sweet: Piebald Blue
By Red Grooms
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1990s Grisha Bruskin Art

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Judaica Kabbalah Abstract Print
By Grisha Bruskin
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Contemporary Subject: Religious Medium: Lithograph Surface: Archival Paper Country: Russia Dimensions: 40 x 30 Dimensions w/Frame: 43 x 33 Grisha Bruskin (born October 21, 19...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Grisha Bruskin Art

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Archival Paper, Lithograph

untitled (Kaballah)
By Grisha Bruskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Grisha Bruskin, Russian (1945 - ) Title: untitled (Kaballah) Year: 1988 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 38/100 Image Size: 38 x 28 inches Size: 40 ...
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1980s Contemporary Grisha Bruskin Art

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untitled (Kaballah)
By Grisha Bruskin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Grisha Bruskin, Russian (1945 - ) Title: untitled (Kaballah) Year: 1988 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 38/100 Image Size: 38 x 28 inches Siz...
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1980s Contemporary Grisha Bruskin Art

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Lithograph

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