Carter Radcliff bookArtist(s)Komar & MelamidObject Creation Date1988Medium & Supportacrylic on book coverDimensions
10 5/8 in x 10 9/16 in x 1 3/16 in (27 cm x 26.8 cm x 3 cm)Credit LineGift of Jack A. and Noreen RounickSubject matter
Komar & Melamid is Russian-born conceptual artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid. Here, the cover of Carter Ratcliff’s book on their work has been painted by the artists, a pictorial signature. In the early seventies, Komar & Melamid founded the artistic movement Sots-Arts, and much of their work challenged the official style of Socialist Realism. Here, the large, red arrow, pointing backwards, may be a criticism of the RSSR’s Red Army.Primary Object ClassificationMixed MediaAdditional Object Classification(s)PaintingCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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