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Humorous Protest Art on 12.13.008 -- Again, Vitaly Komar

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I don’t know much about Komar.  Wikipedia’s no help and neither is artnet’s Artist Works Catalogues.  But Komar seems equally at ease parodying Soviet Realism and Ronald Reagan.  (Or creating parody art concerning environmental contamination and the lowly status of workers in America.  See my prior article of Vitaly Komar’s works, here.)

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So hey, I admit it: although he’s mellowed some recently, this guy’s my kind of equal opportunity protest artist.   

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The Origin of Socialist Realism (1982)

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Natasha with Bust of Stalin (1982)

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Portrait of Medved (1983)

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Ronald Reagan as Centaur (1981)

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(Courtesy of Vitaly Komar, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, and artnet’s Artist Works Catalogues. At its AWC, artnet states: “artnet offers these catalogues free to the public as an educational resource. Simply click on an individual artist's image to begin, and check back often to browse new catalogues.”)    

 

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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
 

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