In relatively recent history, collecting art was an accepted pastime for privileged groups of people. At first it was a luxury available for wealthy families but later, when the slogan Art belongs to the people was proclaimed in the USSR and many things became more affordable, art collecting became a much more popular activity.
Nevertheless, there always was a strong tendency for selectivity. Painting and graphic works were collected by academics and college professors, surgeons and physicists, actors and managers of large shops. Some loved only classics, others, to the contrary, were fond of the modern art trends and welcomed Russian avant-garde and Soviet non-conformists.
Bringing culture to the masses, we are prepared to give a chance to contemporary collectors, both expert and new ones, to find their own treasures in a professor’s flat. Oils and water colours, pastels and engravings – hundreds of works by both well-known and rising artists are presented in a project ‘From a Professor’s Flat’.
Artists presented at Cosmoscow 2021: Anatoly Zverev, Anatoly Slepyshev, Vladimir Yakovlev, Vladimir Nemukhin, Evgeny Chubarov, Evgeny Orlov, Konstantin Rudakov, Boris Ermolaev, Alexandr Vedernikov, Alexandr Arefiev, Alexandr Nosov, Evgeny Mikhnov-Voytenko, Mikhail Shemyakin, Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Sergei Laushkin, Ekaterina Posetselskaya, Victor Proshkin, Vladimir Lebedev.