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KEEPERS OF THE FLAME: UNOFFICIAL ARTISTS OF LENINGRAD. Ed. by Selma Holo. Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1990. 96 pp. with 30 ills. (26 col.) and 26 photos of the artists. 28 x 21 cm. LC 90-82425 ISBN 0945192061 In English.
An informative review of the activities of non-conformist artists in Leningrad from the 1950s through the 80s, this catalogue presents a stylistically diverse array of mainly recent works by 26 Russian painters who ignored restrictions on art imposed by the Soviet government. Statements by the painters addressing the influence of political repression on their work accompany reproductions of the exhibited pieces and six concise essays describing the many difficulties faced by dissident artists under Communist rule.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Russia/Soviet Union/Commonwealth — Post-1970 — Painting
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054397
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