In May 2005, was sold Makduggalse work Larionov imaginary journey to Turkey in 1910 for a fairly decent amount of about 900 thousand dollars. Shortly after the auction appeared in the media information that contradicts provenance pictures. (See above footnote from Fross).
My friends, people are not far from art, been to the viewing of works, expressed its deep in the authenticity of this work. One of them. Good specializing in paint technology, to the naked eye noticed that the paint (especially cobalt) used in the picture, could not exist in 1910. Yes, and many differences in style, strokes, etc.
In 2005, the boom in Russian art, and the more avant-garde was at the peak, the new Russian everywhere was full, was not measured by money, and therefore in the halls of auctions were battles between Vasyami and Petyami,
embody his idea of a private home muzeychikov. Money was swell, but the knowledge and experience for the money can not buy it ...
Well it is, in general.
We will try to lay out his analysis of how the idea of this work.
Leafing through the monograph Yevgeny Kovtun Mikhail Larionov, "published by Parkstone Press, illustration for illustration, I immediately noticed an interesting coincidence. The original work of Larionov's "The Turk and the Turk" 1910 is located in the Russian Museum. This series (I stress - of the series) "an imaginary journey to Turkey." Experienced guys decided to create another work from this series, but already his. By bringing in different elements of the composition and characters of the real work Larionov created their own pseudo-version.
At 1, 2 photos - Work with Makduggalsa
3 photos - the original work with the Russian Museum.
In both works the same character - the Turks and Turk, Turks smokes here and there, his red vest with a yellow belt, and here and there, with the wall bars, resembling the configuration of cabinets with shelves to the original museum work.