Sots-Art

Komar & Melamid

Sep 25 – Oct 30, 1982

Komar & Melamid

Black and White Brothers Forever, 1980

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The recent work of the Russian conceptual artists Komar & Melamid plays off of the classical tradition of Socialist Realism of the late 40's and 50's. The specters of Stalin and Lenin haunt these paintings which further develop "SOTS-ART," a Soviet version of Pop Art created by the artists while living in Moscow in early 70's. The current exhibition consists of thirteen paintings rendered in a classical style reminiscent of the 17th century.

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Bolsheviks Returning Home After a Demonstration, 1981-82

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Bolsheviks Returning Home After a Demonstration, 1981-82

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Collective Farm Workers with Prize Bull, 1981-82

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Detail of FLAG, 1980

Komar & Melamid

Girl in Front of a Mirror, 1981-82

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Glory to the American Farmer, 1980

Komar & Melamid

Glory to the American Worker, 1980

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Glory to the US Armed Forces, 1980

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I saw Stalin once When I was a Child, 1981

Komar & Melamid

I Saw Stalin Once When I was a Child, 1981-82

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Komar & Melamid, 1982

Komar & Melamid, 1982

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Komar & Melamid, 1982

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Komar & Melamid, 1982

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Komar & Melamid, 1982

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Komar & Melamid, 1982

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Komar & Melamid, 1982

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Komar & Melamid, 1982

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