Street Performers Konstantin Bokov Charcoal Drawing

U.S.A, 1985
14 x 11 in (36 x 28 cm)
ID #FF12APK01-Z-21

Two fathers carrying their daughters on their shoulders watch musicians busking on the street. A slice of life.

Konstantin Bokov is a Ukranian-American artist with a distinctly New York City influence. Bokov was born in 1940 in Shotska, Ukraine. A love for art ran in his family—his father is the renowned Soviet poet and songwriter Viktor Bokov—and at their behest Bokov attended the Art Academy of Leningrad in St. Petersburg to study music. Upon graduating university Bokov moved to Moscow, and it was there that Bokov saw Van Gogh’s painting, Red Sunset. The painting was a transcendent experience, and it convinced Bokov that his future lay not in music but rather visual art. In 1974, Bokov immigrated to New York City and started his art career, creating paintings, found-object sculptures, and public installations. He was a member of the Rivington School, a movement that originated from the East Village art scene of the 80s. Bokov’s art feels like a window into this bygone era of the city, and scenes of everyday city life are common themes in his work.

Throughout his multi-decade art career, Bokov’s art has been shown in multiple galleries in New York. He appeared alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring at the Now Gallery. More recently in 2008 his work was featured in the European Outsider Art Fair in Vienna and New York. When discussing inspiration for his art, Bokov has said, “I live from my imagination.” Evidently, Bokov’s imagination has captured the world.

Artist: Konstantin Bokov

Year: 1985

Material: Charcoal and watercolor on paper

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