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Artists of the Society of Russian Sculptors
St Michael’s Castle

Artists of the Society of Russian Sculptors

10 august—20 november 2017

The artists' union “Society of Russian Sculptors” (ORS – Obschestvo Russkih Sculptorov) was created in 1925 in the course of revolutionary ev...

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Art into Life. 1918–1925
Benois Wing

Art into Life. 1918–1925

17 august—20 november 2017

The exhibition will present the propaganda art of the first years after the 1917 Revolution. The agitation art of this time was truly mass and embracing different aspects o...

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Children of the Soviet State
Marble Palace

Children of the Soviet State

7 september—20 november 2017

The works by painters, graphic artists, sculptors and masters of the applied arts, created in 1920-1980-s, provide a vivid image of the Soviet State smallest citizens’ ...

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Posters of the Revolutionary Era
Marble Palace

Posters of the Revolutionary Era

13 september—6 november 2017

The genre of political poster in the Russian art formed and developed in the first years after the Revolution of 1917. The exhibition at the Marble palace dedicated...

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Dreams of Universal Flowering
Benois Wing

Dreams of Universal Flowering

14 september—20 november 2017

The exhibition at the Russian Museum is aimed to present for the first time the complicated and multifaceted situation of the first decades of XX century. The exhibiti...

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Andrei Tarkovsky. Artist of Space
Stroganov Palace

Andrei Tarkovsky. Artist of Space

20 september—20 november 2017

The exhibition is dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986), famous Russian filmmaker and film director. A renowned master of cinem...

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/ / The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum

The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum

In 1994 famous German collectors Peter and Irene Ludwig gifted their collection of art of the second half of the XX-th century. This gift resulted in a special part of the permanent exhibition «The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum» which hosted its first visitors on the 20 March, 1995 at the Marble Palace. The content of the collection was defined by the collectors together with the representatives of the Russian Museum. Among the artists whose works happen to be part of the collection are Pablo Picasso, Joseph Beuys, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, George Seagull, James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Anselm Kiefer, Jorg Immendorff, Jonathan Borofsky, Jeff Koons, Ilya Kabakov and others.

«The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum» reflects the major preferences of the collectors. The collection has two main core directions. The first is American op-art the importance of which was immediately comprehended by the Ludwigs. The pop-art, which was the most radical art movement of that time, became the foundation for the future collection. The second movement the Ludwigs gave preference to was the German neo-expressionism which brought back timeliness to the painting in 1980-ies together with the debatable phenomenon of «the German» in German art.

Regular participation of the works from «The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum» in world art projects proves the collection to be of high quality and viability. In 2014 the Russian Museum organized the exhibition of the collection in Brazil. The exhibition at the Cultural Center of the Bank of Brazil in Rio-de-Janeiro became second in visiting rate. During first two months of the display it had been seen by 530 088 visitors in the cities of Sao-Paulo, Belo-Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro. The total number of visitors was around one million.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Big Heads. 1969. Oil on canvas

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Portrait of Peter Ludwig. 1980. Silkscreen on canvas

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol

Untitled. 1984. Oil and acrylic on canvas

Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz

Bottle and Eagle. Diptych. 1977-1978. Oil on plywood

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly

Untitled. 1968. Oil on canvas

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein

Ruins. 1965. Acrylic on canvas

Erik Bulatov

Erik Bulatov

Melting Clouds. 1982-1987. Oil on canvas

Igor Makarevich

Igor Makarevich

Portrait of Ivan Chuikov. 1981. Oil on wood

Igor Makarevich

Igor Makarevich

The Golden Space of Bulatov (Portrait of Erik Bulatov). 1988. Alcyd resin and particle board

Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg

The Turkish Bath of Ingres. 1967. Silkscreen, white, screen painting, paper, cardboard and collage

Dmitry Prigov

Dmitry Prigov

Malevich’s Square. 1989. Left part. Indian ink and ballpoint pen on newspaper

Dmitry Prigov

Dmitry Prigov

Malevich’s Square. 1989. Right  part. Indian ink and ballpoint pen on newspaper

Jorg Immendorff

Jorg Immendorff

The Nose. 2003. Bronze

Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer

Big Iron Fist Germany. 1979. Oil and acrylic on canvas

Ilya Kabakov

Ilya Kabakov

The Garden. Diptych. 1978. Enamel on fiberboard

Claes Oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg

Banana Splits and Glaces en Degustation. 1964. Object. Painted and lacquered plaster, glazed ceramic and strainless steel; in a showcase

Tom Wesselmann

Tom Wesselmann

Steel Drawing with Fruit, Flowers and Monica. 1986. Enamel and laser-cut steel

Richard Artschwager

Richard Artschwager

ICS – Computer Center. 1969. Acrylic and graphite on celotex

Ralph Goings

Ralph Goings

Unadilla Diner. 1977. Oil on canvas

Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

Cherubs. Part 1. 1991. Wood (?), levkas, oil (?), painting and gilding

Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns

Shade. 1956. Object. Encaustic, wood, metal and canvas

Viktor Pivovarov

Viktor Pivovarov

Long-long Arm. 1972. Enamel on fiberboard

Vladimir Yankilevsky

Vladimir Yankilevsky

Triptych No. 14. Self-Portrait (Dedicated to my Father). Object. 1987. Mixed media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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