Great Lost Soviet Art

Histrionis (travelling artistst, acrobats and musicians) by Javad MirJavadov, 1978.

Histrionis (travelling artistst, acrobats and musicians) by Javad MirJavadov, 1978.

One of the great lost artists of the Soviet Union features in a solo exhibition at Sotheby’s, London, this week. Javad MirJavadov’s colorful individuality made him an unwelcome guest among the grey, realist ranks of state-approved art while his passionate connection to the roots of his native Azerbaijan kept him in isolation from the non-conformist cliques of Moscow and Leningrad for much of his life. Only now, almost 30 years after his death, are the fabulous hues of MirJavadov’s larger-than-life works beginning to get the attention they deserve.

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