Boris Mikhailov: Four DecadesExhibition

Boris Mikhailov: Four Decades

Boris Mikhailov: Four Decades explores the career of one of the leading photographers from the former Soviet Union. The exhibition spans four decades of Mikhailov's career and consist of selections from some his most celebrated bodies of work. Among these are the complete At Dusk and Crimean Snobbism series; two large-scale unique works from the Green series, both presented for the first time in the United States; and a key work from Superimpositions.

Selected Works

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  • Untitled (Green Series)

    1991–1993

    Gelatin silver prints hand colored with aniline, triptych

    Overall 104 x 118 inches (264 x 300 cm)

    Unique

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  • At Dusk Series

    1993

    Small Version: Series of 110 Photographs

    Gelatin silver prints, blue hand toned

    Each 5 1/8 x 11 ¾ inches (13 x 29.5 cm)

    Unique variations of 5 + 2 APs

    NOTE: 68 out of 110 works from the small version of this series is on view in the exhibition. Selected work provided here.

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  • At Dusk Series

    2000

    Large Version: Series of 20 Photographs

    Gelatin silver prints, blue hand toned

    Each 24 x 50 ¾ inches (61 x 129 cm)

    Edition 2/3

    NOTE: the complete series is comprised of 20 works, all of which are on view in the exhibition. Selected work provided here.

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  • Crimean Snobbism

    1981

    Series of 55 gelatin silver prints, sepia toned

    Each vertical: 7 x 5 1/8 inches (18 x 13 cm), each horizontal: 5 1/8 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm)

    Edition 3/3

    Note: the complete series is comprised of 55 works, all of which are on view in the exhibition. Selected work provided here.

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  • Yesterday's Sandwich (Superimposition Series)

    1969-1975

    Chromogenic print

    59 x 39 ¼ inches (150 x 100 cm)

    Edition 4/5

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Publications

Selected Press

Art in America | Boris Mikhailov

March 19, 2014

In the foreword to his 1999 photo book, Case History, Ukrainian photographer Boris Mikhailov explains …

Grey Mag | Boris Mikhailov: Four Decades

February 6, 2014

The Ukrainian born photographer produced a visual scrutiny of the economic, social, ideological, and …

New York Times | Museum and Gallery Listings for Feb. 7-13

February 6, 2014

Museums and galleries are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of recent art shows: nytimes.com/art. …

The New York Times | In Ukraine, the Chilling Winds of Change

January 23, 2014

The photographer Boris Mikhailov, born in Ukraine in 1938, has become widely known in late career …

studio international | Mikhailov’s Russia: From Eden to Hell

January 15, 2014

Boris Mikhailov is perhaps the most prominent photographer to emerge from the former Soviet Union …

Wall Street Journal | From Bustling Tokyo to a Soviet Union Society in Disarray

January 11, 2014

James Whitlow Delano has been photographing in Japan since 1993, and the 30 black-and-white pictures …

Wall Street Journal | Population, Power and Social Disarray

January 11, 2014

James Whitlow Delano has been photographing in Japan since 1993, and the 30 black-and-white pictures …

TabooFart | The Un-Russianness of Boris Mikhailov at Dominique Levy NYC

January 10, 2014

‘Well… well… I guess that Mikhaelov and Co. prefer to show us a limited and selective archetypical …

The New Yorker | Boris Mikhailov

January 7, 2014

This essential, if abbreviated, show spans the great Ukrainian photographer's four-decade career.

Collector Daily | Boris Mikhailov: Four Decades @ Dominique Lévy

December 16, 2013

JTF (just the facts): A total of 146 photographic works, variously framed and matter, and hung against …

whitewall | Boris Mikhailov: Four Decades in Red, Blue, Sepia, and Green

December 13, 2013

Boris Mikhail’s haunting, candid images of Ukrainian streets are currently on view at Dominique …

Connaissance des arts | Dominique Lévy: Nouvel Ancrage à New York

December 9, 2013

Rien ne semble resister a l'ascencion de Dominique Lévy qui vient d'ouvrir une galerie a New York

TimeOut New York | Top Five Shows: Dec 5-11, 2013

December 4, 2013

Mikhailov, known for unsparing photos of daily life in Russia during the Soviet and post-Soviet eras, …

Opening Ceremony | Exploring Russia's Underbelly with Boris Mikhailov

November 27, 2013

Boris Mikhailov made a name for himself by creating art that was hard to look at. Capturing the disenfranchised …

TimeOut NewYork | "Boris Mikhailov: Four Decades" Critic's Pick

November 25, 2013

Mikhailov, known for unsparing photos of daily life in Russia during the Soviet and post-Soviet eras, …

WNYC | The Former Soviet Union in the 90s, in blue

November 23, 2013

One of the leading photographers of the former Soviet Union is showing 40 years of work in New York …

whitewall | Top Exhibitions Opening This Week in New York (Nov. 18-24)

November 22, 2013

For over 30 years, Ukrainian-born Mikhailov has investigated the fate of the individual within the …

W Magazine | Culture Eye Candy

November 22, 2013

Sometimes, the only appropriate response to devastating bleakness is humor.