The Irony Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost

Title

The Irony Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost

Authors

Andrew Solomon

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Document Type

Book

Description

Sotheby's auction of avant-garde Soviet art, held in Moscow in 1988, introduced to the West a generation of painters and sculptors who for years had been unable to exhibit their works in public. Solomon, who covered the auction for a British magazine, offers an intimate, thoughtful glimpse of Moscow's and Leningrad's artistic vanguards, walking on ice in the unpredictable thaw of glasnost . Works range from Ilya Kabakov's obsessive re-creation of a Moscow communal apartment, citadel of misery, to painter Larissa Zvezdochetova's witty, kitschy demolition of communist propaganda.

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Knopf

City

New York

State

NY

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History | Nonfiction

The Irony Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost

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