Thirty-five works on paper by some of Russia’s most notable modern artists from the private collection of Marina and Nikolay Shchukin, opened at The National Arts Club
, 15 Gramercy Park South in New York, on May 19, 2014. From Primitivism to Propaganda: Russia’s Modern Masters, curated by Matthew Drutt, showcases works by celebrated and less-known Russian artists including Natalia Goncharova, Mikhail Larionov, Rosalia Rabinovich, the Stenberg brothers, Nikolai Suetin, and Pavel Tchelitchew. Most of these works have never before been shown in the West. The exhibition is part of the 12th Annual Russian Heritage Month®, a celebration of events and exhibits highlighting Russian culture.
“This exhibition offers a selective and refreshing look at Russia’s most intensely fertile period of creativity before, during, and after the October Revolution,” writes Matthew Drutt in the exhibition catalogue.
From Primitivism to Propaganda: Russia’s Modern Masters will be accompanied by the fully-illustrated catalog published by the Russian American Foundation. Opening reception: Wednesday, June 4, 5-7 pm.