An exhibition and sale of works on paper by major Russians artists of the post-revolutionary period will be featured at the upcoming Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair. Russian art experts,collectors, and owners of the gallery From Russia With Art, Olesya and Jerry Koenig, have curated an excellent collection especially for this Fair.
It appears that revolutionary ideas in society and revolutionary ideas in art develop simultaneously, “observes Olesya Koenig, “Political ideas emanating from the 1917 Russian Revolution quickly found their way into art movements such as Constructivism and Suprematism, producing startling new original works of enduring quality, while maintaining realism in art –an important vision of everyday life.
“Some of Russia’s best artists have focused their creative energy mastering printmaking, particularly etching – and the results are breathtaking, but hard to find in this country,” says Ms. Koenig. From Russia with Art is helping to change that.