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From Private Collection to Museum Complex. The Getty Museum in Los Angeles

From Private Collection to Museum Complex. The Getty Museum in Los Angeles

j a n u a r y 11, 2012 As a collector I am seriously interested in the fate of private collections, their formation and development history. I am also very much concerned with the problem of artwork preservation and storage, and therefore eager to explore world experience in this field. When I found myself...
Ilya Ehrenburg about Jules Pascin

Ilya Ehrenburg about Jules Pascin

d e c e m b e 15, 2011 It was Mac Orlan who introduced me to Pascin; I believe it was in 1928. We were having dinner at a small restaurant on Montmartre. I knew and loved Pascin’s drawings and was eyeing him with frank curiosity. He had the face of a southerner, perhaps,...
Alexei Kamensky. Unhurried Chat with Art

Alexei Kamensky. Unhurried Chat with Art

n o v e m b e r 13, 2011 In its time the Moscow Painters Club existed at the Moscow Artist House on Kuznetsky most. It was a place where artists met informally, showed and discussed their new works and talked shop. Right after the Perestroika and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the old...
Visiting Georges Rouault

Visiting Georges Rouault

n o v e m b e r   2,  2011 Here is another story of supreme predestination and certain logic of events, meetings and actions. You may say that I am partial, but judge for yourself. Some artists and projects hold their grip on me until I bring them to some logical conclusion. We have...
The Varian Fry List: the American Schindler

The Varian Fry List: the American Schindler

A U G U S T 3,   2011 Although World War II ended more than 70 years ago, many of its events are still shocking today. We continue to learn about ever new facts that, without exaggeration, have largely shaped the development of European and world art. What would Jackson Pollock be without the influence...
Whatever Is to Happen Will Happen!

Whatever Is to Happen Will Happen!

M A Y 14,   2011 In the autumn of 2007 I chanced to notice an amazing photograph in the show window of a small Paris gallery, which made me stop. At first glance there was nothing special in it, but I rather felt than realized what interested me. Everything that followed seemed like in...
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