Vitaly Komar Politics, Power and Passion

New York Times Dec 04, 2011

"In Soviet Russia, my artist friends and I were called nonconformists and dissidents. Our art was referred to as unofficial and underground. We called the Soviet authorities “them.” The prisons, army and police belonged to them, as did all banks, art collections, museums, galleries and clubs. During Brezhnev’s reign, we dreamed of coming up from the underground."

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