Sloane Gallery of Art Home Artists Exhibitions Inventory Gallery Info

Komar and Melamid    (Russian)

  Komar and Melamid - #117 (from “Symbols of the Big Bang” series) (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 40 x w: 30 in / h: 101.6 x w: 76.2 cm
Komar and Melamid
#117 (from “Symbols of the Big Bang” series) 2001-2002
 
  Komar and Melamid - #2 (from “Symbols of the Big Bang” series) (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.))
Komar and Melamid
#2 (from “Symbols of the Big Bang” series) 2001-2002
 
  Komar and Melamid - Air Superiority (Paintings) h: 66 x w: 66 in / h: 167.6 x w: 167.6 cm
Komar and Melamid
Air Superiority 1997
 
  Komar and Melamid - Catalogue of Super Objects – Super Comfort for Super People (Portfolio of 36 Colored Photographs) (Photographs)
Komar and Melamid
Catalogue of Super Objects – Super Comfort for Super People (Portfolio of 36 Colored Photographs) 1976
 
  Komar and Melamid - George Washington as United States Seal (Prints and Multiples) h: 32 x w: 32 in / h: 81.3 x w: 81.3 cm
Komar and Melamid
George Washington as United States Seal 1997
 
  Komar and Melamid - Lenin Hails a Cab (Paintings) h: 48 x w: 36 in / h: 121.9 x w: 91.4 cm
Komar and Melamid
Lenin Hails a Cab 1993
 
View :    Large   Small     
Page:  1 of 2      1  2   Next Next       

Biography
1943 Vitaly Komar, Born in Moscow
1945 Alexander Melamid, Born in Moscow
1958 - 1960 Moscow Art School
1962 - 1967 Stroganov Institute of Art & Design, Moscow

Exhibitions
2010 Glasnost, Soviet Non-Conformist Art from the 1980s Haunch of Venison London, UK
2009 The Thaw and the Time After – Moscow Artists 1958-2008: Part II Komar & Melamid and Sergej Volokhov. Galerie Sandmann. Berlin, Germany
2009 Shadows. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Fundacion Caja Madrid. Madrid, Spain
2008 Moscow – New York = Parallel Play Chelsea Art Museum New York, NY
2008 Komar and Melamid: Super Objects-Super Comfort for Super People Neuberger Museum or Art Purchase, NY
2005 Russia! Guggenheim Museum New York, NY
2003 Somewhere Better Than This Place, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2003 Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan, Komar & Melamid: Desperately Seeking a Masterpiece
2002 - 2003 Symbols of the Big Bang, Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History, New York, NY
2002 Komar and Melamid’s Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project Berkeley Art Museum Berkeley, CA
2001 Komar & Melamid's American Dreams, Philadelphia Art Alliance Philadelphia, PA
2001 Modernism and Post-Modernism: Russian Art of the Ending Millennium, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greeneville, NC
1999 The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, The Museum of Modern Art New York
1998 Heroic Painting, Chicago Cultural Center Chicago, IL
1998 Heroic Painting, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art Winston-Salem, NC and tour
1998 The Most Wanted-The Most Unwanted Painting, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
1998 The People's Choice, The Akron Art Museum Akron, OH and tour
1997 Zeitgenossische Kunst im Museum Ludwig, Kunst Museum Ludwig Cologne, Germany
1997 The Most Wanted-The Most Unwanted Painting, Kunst Museum Ludwig Koln, Germany
1997 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1996 Made to Order: America's Most Wanted Paintings, The Alternative Museum New York, NY
1995 No Man's Land, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center Copenhagen, Denmark
1994 Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties, ICA Philadelphia, PA
1994 Altered Egos, Santa Monica Museum of Art Sata Monica, CA
1993 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1993 25 Years A Retrospective, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH
1992 Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA
1992 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1991 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1990 Grand Lobby Installation, Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn, NY
1990 Painting: 1980 to 1986, Gallery 210, University of Missouri St. Louis, MO
1989 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1988 Death Poems, Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst West Berlin, Germany
1987 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1986 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1986 Komar & Melamid, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland
1986 Museum of Modern Art, Oxford Oxford, The United Kingdom
1985 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1984 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1983 Portland Center for Visual Arts Portland, OR
1982 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1980 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1978 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1977 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1976 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York

Literature
2010 The St. Petersburg Times “A new platform for modern art” Katharine Helmore
2009 The New York Times “Long Afterlife for a Short-Lived Jewish Monthly” Samuel G. Freedman
2009 Crossing Cultures: Conflict Migration and Convergence “Komar and Melamid: The Future Memory of International Modernism” Joe A. Thomas
2008 The New York Times “Skewering Soviet Dogma and Consumerism, Too Benjamin Genocchio
2007 Art Forum “Eastern Prophecies” Boris Groys
2006 The New York Times “Artists Against the State.” Ken Johnson
2004 NY Arts “The Art Couple” John Perreault
2003 Fulcrum “Symbol and Origin” Mikhail Iampolski
2002 Komar & Melamid: Symbols of the Big Bang. New York, NY: Yeshiva University Museum
2002 The Jewish Week “Star Gazers” Daniel Belasco
2000 Boston Sunday Globe “Art From the Massives” Fred Kaplan
1997 Painting by Numbers: Komar and Melamid's Scientific Guide to Art. Edited by JoAnn
1992 The New York Times "Sears: the real America (according to these Russians)” Patricia Leigh Brown
1988 Ratcliff, Carter. Komar & Melamid. New York, NY: Abbeville Press, 1988
1986 New Yorker "Profiles: Partners” Ian Frazier
1977 New York Times Magazine "Dissidence as a Way of Art” Grace Glueck
1976 New York "A Russian Life: Tiny Pictures at an Exhibition” Dorothy Seiberling
artnet—The Art World Online. ©2014 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. All rights reserved. artnet® is a registered trademark of Artnet Worldwide Corporation, New York, NY, USA.