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Contemporary Russian Art

Alexander Glezer “Contemporary Russian Art”, “The Third Wave”, Moscow, 1954.

Alexander Glezer - a photo on page of the book " Contemporary Russian Art "

The Cover of the book of Alexander Glezer's " Contemporary Russian Art "

This book, written by the collector of the Informal Russian Art, art critic Alexander Gleizer, was published in three languages (English, Russian, French), the edition was 2000 copies.

This book is not scientific research or a treatise on art, though it talks, and quite a lot, about the unofficial Russian artists. This book was not written by a professional critic, but a poet, a collector of unofficial Russian art and an active participant in the events connected with the movement of artists who were non-conformists in the sixties and the first half of the seventies.

Most likely, this narrative, in which the first two chapters are like an introduction to the main subject, and the last one an afterworld to it, is the first so detailed and emotional account, you could even say an eye-witness account, of times past. It is written in a way easy for any reader to understand, but at the same time it could be a serious help to future historians of the liberal Russian art from 1956 to 1975 and for art critics studying that period of twentieth century Russian art.

The Title of the book of Alexander Glezer's "Contemporary Russian Art "

Furthermore, in the book there are 32 essays, telling us about the work of each informal artist and their biographical information. In the book there are 184 colour reproductions and a lot of black-and-white reproductions and photographs.