DAVID BURLIUK (RUSSIAN 1882-1967)
Family Couple, circa 1950s
oil on canvas
96 x 96 cm (38 x 38 in.)
signed Burliuk lower right; dated 1909 - 1910 [sic] lower left
Harbor Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, NY (original gallery label affixed to stretcher verso)
Collection of Walter Kaye, New York
Acquired by the present owners from the family of Mr. Kaye
This painting exemplifies one of Burliuk's most interesting tendencies as a mature artist: his re-imagining of his futurist compositions of the 1910s, for which he was so well known in Russia. Burliuk, ever the humorist, would purposefully date his "new" futurist compositions with an earlier date.
This painting is accompanied by a photo of the painting with the previous owner Mr. Kaye and former Secretary of State Mrs. Hillary Clinton. Mr. Kaye was founder of Walter Kaye Associates, a large insurance brokerage firm, and Emeritus Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for New York South.