Collection Spotlight: Peace I: Life of Tolstoy, Komar & Melamid

Komar & Melamid (Vitaly Komar; Aleksander Melamid, (Russian, born 1943; Russian, born 1945) Peace I: Life of Tolstoy, 1986 Color lithograph and photolithograph Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, gift of Curated Prints, Ltd. 2011.15.2 As artists in the Soviet Union, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid gained recognition for their ironic adaptation […]

Curator’s Lecture: Tango with Cows

On September 22, 2011, Nancy Perloff, curator of modern and contemporary collections at the Getty Research Institute, spoke at the Block Museum about Tango with Cows: Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910–1917, an exhibition exploring hand-made publications created by avant-garde poets and artists during the tumultous years leading up to the Russian Revolution. Listen Now (audio, 25MB, […]