Leonid Lamm prison series

July 18 2018 - August 31 2018

Leonid Lamm, known as an important artist of the non-conformist movement in Soviet Russia, created this series while serving time in a Soviet prison in the 1970s following his application for emigration. He made propaganda banners for the state while in prison and also documented his time there with watercolors and drawings of the people and their surroundings. This watercolor of Guard Nikolai and Cell no. 311 are some of the last pieces available from Lamm’s now renowned “Prison series.” This series as well as his studies of avant-guard architecture continued to influence the artist throughout his life. Lamm’s work is held in important museum collections around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in NY, the Pompidou Collection in Paris, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Leonid Lamm prison series : Guard Nikolai (Butyrka Prison) 1975 watercolor, color pencil & ink 18 x 14 inches
Leonid Lamm prison series : Cell No. 311. Butyrka Prison 1975 watercolor on paper 20 1/5 × 14 4/5 in

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