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Komar & Melamid

Jan 07 – Feb 11, 1984

Komar & Melamid

Lost Paradise (Scene from Russian Life), 1982-83

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The work of Russian artists Komar & Melamid quotes liberally from the history of Western painting as well as from the ‘classic’ Socialist Realism of the late 40’s and 50’s. Their ‘history’ paintings are targeted at contemporary subjects: politics, art, culture, myths and themselves. Under the guise of old master paintings and other media, the social historians, Komar & Melamid, create their own nostalgic version of history.

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Alexander the Great, 1983

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Alexander the Great, 1983

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Discobulus, 1983

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Double Self-Portrait as Young Pioneers, 1982-83

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Lenin in Zurich, 1982-83

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Lost Paradise (Scene from Russian Life), 1982-83

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Natasha with Bust of Stalin, 1982-83

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October Still Life with Machine Gun, 1982-83

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Portrait of Medved, 1982-83

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Stalin in Front of the Mirror, 1982-83

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Stroke (ca. March 3, 1953), 1982-83

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The Origin of Socialist Realism, 1982-83

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The Red Flag, 1982-83

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The Third Empire, 1983

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Thirty Years Ago 1953, 1982-83

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What Is to Be Done, 1982-83

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A Knock at the Door, 1982-83

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Stalin Looking in the Mirror, 1982-83

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The Venus of Milo, 1983

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