Nocturne in Gray & Gold – by Mihail Chemiakin




Nocturne in Gray and Gold is a serigraph by Mihail Chemiakin printed in 80 colors. The image size is 36″ X 36″ (91 cm X 91 cm) plus full margins. The edition size is only 60.

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NOCTURNE IN GRAY & GOLD – Serigraph on Black Paper

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“Nocturne in Gray and Gold” is a serigraph by Mihail Chemiakin on black paper. This is one of the most rare of all the graphic works by Mihail Chemiakin. This piece is a serigraph in 80 colors from an edition of only 60 on black paper. The size of the image is 36″ X 36″ plus full margins and it was published in 1998.

This print has never been framed or mounted. The print is in a flawless state of preservation.

No picture can show the true beauty and quality of this piece of art. The texture shown in the highlighting, exists throughout the print. The edition from which this print was published includes 40 prints on white paper and 135 prints on canvas plus a small number of Artist’s Proofs; designated E.A. (French for AP)

The second and third pictures show this print as it appears in my home framed. The print offered in this listing is not framed and has never been framed.

Chemiakin’s serigraphs are truly master works, representative of his best work in the graphic medium. While he has created in excess of 200 editions of lithographs, he has created only nine editions of serigraphs. His lithographs usually have 12 to 18 colors, while his serigraphs have 75 to 100 colors, and four to six times the image size in square inches.

Anyone wanting to own works by Mihail Chemiakin will find his serigraphs are by far the most beautiful and valuable in the graphic medium and have very limited availability.


Mihail Chemiakin is one of the foremost international artists of our time. A quote from the Robb Report (Jan. 1995) states “so great are his talents that he is one of the few artists working today who sets the standard by which all other contemporary art is measured”.

He has earned 5 honorary doctorates. The Hermitage Museum held an exhibition in Oct. 1995 of such magnitude that a 7 volume catalog was printed for it.

In the picture shown with Boris Yeltsin, Chemiakin is receiving the ‘State Prize of Russia” for Arts and Letters. President Yeltsin came to Washington DC to make this presentation to Chemiakin, not for a state visit with President Clinton.

The next picture shows Chemiakin with President Gerald Ford.

The next picture shows Chemiakin with President Gorbachov.

The next picture shows Chemiakin with Sidney Poitier.

The next picture shows a scupture of Casanova by Chemiakin in St. Mark’s Square.

The last picture is of Chemiakin painting in 1978.