Nikolai Blokhin (Russia, b. 1968) conte crayon drawing on paper titled "Self-Portrait" depicting a portrait of the artist as a young man. Signed "Blokhin" lower right, obscured by mat. Partial conte crayon self portrait sketch and pencil inscription reading "Blokhin, Self Portrait" en verso of paper. Paper label with artist's name, title, medium, and dimensions en verso of frame. Hinge mounted to mat and under glass in a carved wooden frame. Sight – 11 5/8" H x 14 1/8" W. Framed – 32 1/8" H x 28 1/2" W. Late 20th/early 21st century. Provenance: The collection of Dr. William Kendall Striker, Chattanooga, TN, ex-Linda Woodall Fine Art, Ooletewah, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with 1" repaired tear with traces of paste residue, top center, visible en verso. Areas of skinning, largest 1 3/4" x 3/4", en verso of paper. Nine pinprick holes to each corner. 13" vertical crease, left side of sheet.
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