Subscribe to our RSS feed:

RSS Feed Button








Komar & Melamid
Double Self-Portrait as Lenin & Stalin (from the series, "Sots Art")
1972
All illustrations courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  

THREE-DAY WEEKEND
An Interview with Vitaly Komar
by Dominikus Müller and Astrid Mania




The New York-based Russian artist Vitaly Komar (b. 1943) has much to tell. He formed his famous partnership with Alexander Melamid in Russia in the late 1960s, and the artistic team of Komar & Melamid went on to found the Sots Art movement in 1972, become world famous and emigrate to New York in 1978. Komar & Melamid translated the history of the USSR into monstrous paintings, plumbed the artistic psychology of the U.S. public, and helped elephants become Abstract-Expressionists.

...more