The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts presents an exhibition of artworks by the world’s most prominent sculptors in livre d’artiste publications. The exposition includes 22 livre d’artiste objects by 15 famous sculptors: Arman, Jean Arp, Michel Guinot, Alberto Giacometti, Alexander Calder, Henri Laurens, Aristide Maillol, Marino Marini, Henry Moore, Mimmo Paladino, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Auguste Rodin, Eduardo Chillida, Hristo, and Ossip Zadkine. Along with livre d’artiste publications, visitors will have an opportunity to see the masters’ sculptures and see that in many cases, the works of sculpture are stylistically similar to prints made by the same masters. Most of the exposition items are provided courtesy of the collectors Georgy Gens and Boris Friedman.
A special catalog was prepared for the exhibition opening with detailed descriptions and images of all exhibited artworks. It contains an article about a previously unknown manuscript by Ossip Zadkine dating back to 1945, including parts of the text and their translation into Russian.
The exhibition project also includes an educational program consisting of lectures and meetings with famous art historians, sculptors, artists, and publishers. A number of round tables with experts are planned during the exhibition as well, along with film viewings. The curator, artists, and art historians will hold special events in the exhibition halls to share their perception of livre d’artiste works by sculptors.