On November 12, 2011 The Museum of Russian Art hosted a small private reception honoring Oleg Vassiliev’s lifetime of artistic achievement in the month of his 80th birthday.
In attendance were Erik Bulatov and Vitaly Komar, friends of Mr. Vassiliev’s who are also two of the most significant names in Soviet era non-conformist art. All three artists continue to produce new work. Mr. Komar traveled from his home in New York City, while Mr. Bulatov and his wife journeyed all the way from Paris, France to attend. The Museum of Russian Art was honored to host these exceptional artists; all three of whom addressed the audience. Other speakers included TMORA Director Brad Shinkle, Curator Maria Zavialova, and Vassiliev collector Neil Rector of Columbus, Ohio.
Hot off the press that very day, The Art of Oleg Vassiliev exhibition catalog was debuted that evening as well. It is available in The Izba gift store for $29.95.
Click on any image in the right hand column to begin a slideshow from the reception.
The StarTribune published a story about the event the following weekend.