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KOMAR AND MELAMID, Vitaly and Aleksandr - Painters (mixed media)

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KOMAR AND MELAMID, Vitaly and Aleksandr - Painters (mixed media)

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA from 1976.

Born in Moscow, Komar born 11 September 1943, Melamid born 14 July 1945.

Painters (mixed media). Figure compositions, figures.

Sots Art, Perestroika Art, Conceptual Art, Neo-Conceptual Art.

Komar and Melamid are the inventors of the name 'art of fools' or 'sots-art', by analogy with the terms 'pop art' and 'socialist realist art'. They borrow themes and very structured

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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