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Uzbekistan: Russian Avant-Garde
Uzbekistan: Russian Avant-Garde
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Uzbekistan: Russian Avant-Garde

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Assouline

9781649800633

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The Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art named after Igor Savitsky in Nukus, Uzbekistan—also known simply as the Nukus Museum—holds one of the largest collections of Russian avant-garde art in the world, second only to The Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg. This collection would not exist without the titanic efforts of its founder, Igor Savitsky, who collected these artworks himself piece-by-piece, traveling thousands of kilometers back and forth from Moscow to the Uzbek desert to save an art movement. The Russian Avant-Garde was obscured by the totalitarian regime of the early 20th century, banished by censorship policies, and could only persist to exist thanks to collectors such as Savitsky, who, despite the threat of political repression, risked all to safeguard these works of art.

This volume showcases the museum’s impressive Russian Avant-Garde collection, which includes internationally renowned painters such as Lyubov Popova, Ivan Kudryashov and Vera Pestel. It also features work from lesser-known artists who were equally important figures of the movement, such as Pyotr Sokolov, Georgiy Echeistov and Solmon Nikritin; as well as artworks by the Amaravella, a group of Russian cosmists whose artworks explored the group’s surrealistic, creative and imaginative visions of the cosmos.

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  • 396 pages
  • over 350 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in
  • W 24.5 x L 33 x D 4.6 cm
  • Linen Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781649800633
  • 2.749 kg
About the Author

For over 40 years, Yaffa Assouline has captured the luxury and publishing industry as a journalist, consultant and creative art director. She specializes in innovative and made-to-measure publishing. She is the author of the book Uzbekistan: Road to Samarkand (Assouline, 2020), a photographic journey through the cultural and natural riches of Uzbekistan, as well as Uzbekistan: Avant-Garde Orientalists (Assouline, 2021), the first volume in this series of books, presenting Russian avant-garde artists who have lived or stayed in Central Asia, capturing themes and subjects of the region in their art.

After graduating school, while working in theater and film, Harald Gottschalk met the renowned photographer Robert Doisneau; Gottschalk became Doisneau’s assistant and began fulfilling his childhood dream to become a photographer himself. Gottschalk has worked with other famous artists including photographer Keiichi Tahara and painter Robert Combas, and has had more than 60 solo and collective exhibitions in France and abroad. Parallel to his personal work, Gottschalk collaborates on many prestigious projects and publications with international brands. He was the photographer for the book Avant-Garde Orientalists.

John E. Bowlt is a professor at University of Southern California, and director at Institute of Modern Russian Culture, Los Angeles.

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The Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art named after Igor Savitsky in Nukus, Uzbekistan—also known simply as the Nukus Museum—holds one of the largest collections of Russian avant-garde art in the world, second only to The Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg. This collection would not exist without the titanic efforts of its founder, Igor Savitsky, who collected these artworks himself piece-by-piece, traveling thousands of kilometers back and forth from Moscow to the Uzbek desert to save an art movement. The Russian Avant-Garde was obscured by the totalitarian regime of the early 20th century, banished by censorship policies, and could only persist to exist thanks to collectors such as Savitsky, who, despite the threat of political repression, risked all to safeguard these works of art.

This volume showcases the museum’s impressive Russian Avant-Garde collection, which includes internationally renowned painters such as Lyubov Popova, Ivan Kudryashov and Vera Pestel. It also features work from lesser-known artists who were equally important figures of the movement, such as Pyotr Sokolov, Georgiy Echeistov and Solmon Nikritin; as well as artworks by the Amaravella, a group of Russian cosmists whose artworks explored the group’s surrealistic, creative and imaginative visions of the cosmos.

  • 396 pages
  • over 350 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in
  • W 24.5 x L 33 x D 4.6 cm
  • Linen Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781649800633
  • 2.749 kg

For over 40 years, Yaffa Assouline has captured the luxury and publishing industry as a journalist, consultant and creative art director. She specializes in innovative and made-to-measure publishing. She is the author of the book Uzbekistan: Road to Samarkand (Assouline, 2020), a photographic journey through the cultural and natural riches of Uzbekistan, as well as Uzbekistan: Avant-Garde Orientalists (Assouline, 2021), the first volume in this series of books, presenting Russian avant-garde artists who have lived or stayed in Central Asia, capturing themes and subjects of the region in their art.

After graduating school, while working in theater and film, Harald Gottschalk met the renowned photographer Robert Doisneau; Gottschalk became Doisneau’s assistant and began fulfilling his childhood dream to become a photographer himself. Gottschalk has worked with other famous artists including photographer Keiichi Tahara and painter Robert Combas, and has had more than 60 solo and collective exhibitions in France and abroad. Parallel to his personal work, Gottschalk collaborates on many prestigious projects and publications with international brands. He was the photographer for the book Avant-Garde Orientalists.

John E. Bowlt is a professor at University of Southern California, and director at Institute of Modern Russian Culture, Los Angeles.

The Savitsky Collection presents a myriad of artistic fragments, at first glance disparate and disunited, which tell us about the artistic process and elaboration which culminated in masterpieces—new icons—of twentieth-century art, whether an Improvisation by Wassily Kandinsky, a Black Square by Kazimir Malevich or a counter-relief by Vladimir Tatlin, i.e., in the dramatic conclusions which have now come to define the physiognomy of the “Russian avant-garde.”

John E. Bowlt, professor at University of Southern California, and director at Institute of Modern Russian Culture, Los Angeles