YURI KUPER

 

Born 1940, Moscow, Russia; lives in France and New York City

 

Yuri Kuper’s work is steeped in time, memory, and silence. Kuper was born in Russia in 1940 and was put through a very formal and painstaking beaux-arts training. He was permitted to immigrate to Israel at the age of 32, soon thereafter moving to London and finally settling in France. He currently has a countryhouse in Normandy and a second studio in New York City.

 

Kuper is a self proclaimed “professional player with surfaces.” The plain objects used in his paintings and mixed media work – a spoon, a palette, a table – are presented with skill and reverence. Yuri Kuper’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Staaliche Museen Preusshicher Kulturbesitz, Berlin, and The Achenbach Foundation at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, among others. In 2008, his paintings were featured at the Bouquinerie de l'Institut, Paris at the MWFAF 2008.

 

 PAINTINGS 

YURI KUPER
YURI KUPER

STILL LIFE WITH PAINT BRUSH IV Mixed Media on canvas 13" x 21 ½" signed

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YURI KUPER
YURI KUPER

SILVER TUBE Mixed media on Canvas 8 ¾" x 11" 1999 signed

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YURI KUPER
YURI KUPER

STILL LIFE WITH TWO APPLES Mixed media on wood 11" x 27 ½" 1999 signed

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LIMITED EDITION WORKS

YURI KUPER
YURI KUPER

UNTITLED Lithograph 55 ½" x 42 ¼" C. 1988 AP 3 of 5 signed & numbered

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YURI KUPER
YURI KUPER

OLD BOOK WITH DRY FLOWERS Mixed media on canvas 39 ½" x 63" 1997 Edition of 12 signed & numbered

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YURI KUPER
YURI KUPER

NEW YORK PORTFOLIO

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YURI KUPER
YURI KUPER

NEW YORK PORTFOLIO #1 Photograph (printed lithographically) 41 ¼" x 29 ½" 1997 Edition of 25 unframed

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YURI KUPER
YURI KUPER

NEW YORK PORTFOLIO #2 Photograph (printed lithographically) 29 ½" x 41 ¼" 1997 Edition of 25 unframed

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OBJECTS

YURI KUPER
YURI KUPER

CHAIR WITH APPLE II Mixed media on chair 36" x 15" x 16" 1998 signed

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YURI KUPER
YURI KUPER

SEAU AU ROBINET Mixed media and acrylic on metal 11" x 12" x 10" 1994

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YURI KUPER
YURI KUPER

TABLE WITH APPLE Mixed Media 33 ½" x 21 ½" x 19 ½" 1997

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SCULPTURE

YURI KUPER
YURI KUPER

MEMORIES OF TIN SOLDIERS Bronze 12" x 17" x 2 ½" 1980

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